Funding Opportunities

The following funding opportunities are currently available as part of Of the People: Widening the Path

Connecting Communities Digital Initiative

Information about each grant, along with registration links for informational webinars is available below.

2021 Community Collections Grant Program from the American Folklife Center is currently closed.

 

Now Hiring! Program Specialist, Connecting Communities Digital Initiative

We’re excited to announce that the Library is now accepting applications for a program specialist to join the team in the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI). This position will report to the incoming program director of the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative, when they are hired. The person in this position will be an important part […]

Applications Now Open for Junior Fellows Program 2022

  The Library of Congress seeks applicants for its next Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program, which will run from May 23, 2022 – July 29, 2022. This 10-week paid internship is open to undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning and conducting research at the largest library in the world. For the third year in a […]

Connecting Communities Digital Initiative – Artist or Scholar in Residence Grant

The Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) Artist or Scholar in Residence program will fund an Artist in Residence or a Scholar in Residence in 2021, 2022, and 2023. Each Artist/Scholar in Residence will serve for 2 years, supported for $50,000 in their first year and $100,000 in their second year. Individuals selected will be either artists or scholars whose artistic or scholarly work connects with the intersections of technology and cultural heritage, and engages with the legacies of racial division in the United States. Proposed projects will help the Library and the American people imagine new ways of preserving, accessing, and sharing the stories of underserved communities, connecting the nation’s past to its future.

Connecting Communities Digital Initiative – Higher Education Grant

In this post, we invite minority serving higher education institutions to learn about a new grant program funded by the Connecting Community Digital Initiative to use technology to connect the Library’s digital materials to the experiences and perspectives of Black, Indigenous, and members of other communities of color.

Connecting Communities Digital Initiative – Grant to Libraries Archives and Museums

In this post, we invite libraries, archives, and museums to learn about a new grant program funded by the Connecting Community Digital Initiative to use technology to connect the Library’s digital materials to the experiences and perspectives of Black, Indigenous, and members of other communities of color.

Connecting Communities Digital Initiative Advisory Board

The Library of Congress is thrilled to announce the members of the first advisory board for the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative, part of the Of the People: Widening the Path program. Together and separately, this group has rich and deep experience using digital tools and approaches in libraries, archives, and other sites of cultural memory to center the lives, experiences and perspectives of communities of color.

Community Collections Grant Program: Informational Webinars

The American Folklife Center will be hosting two public webinars in order to provide information about the Community Collections Grant program. Dates and registration links are listed below. For details and links to the application materials/Notices of Funding Opportunity, please see this post.  August 20, 2021 (3pm Eastern): https://loc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_llcALeyiSeSNRXi_wjgv5Q  August 25, 2021 (4pm Eastern): https://loc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_R7dK0YuXTpqUtIRzvdLmEg […]

Support and FAQ for Community Collections program (for Organizations)

APPLYING FOR A LIBRARY OF CONGRESS “OF THE PEOPLE”  FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: COMMUNITY COLLECTIONS GRANT (ORGANIZATIONS)/ #030ADV21R0637 Use the information found on this page along with the guidance in the Notice of Federal Opportunity to submit your application for the Community Collections grant program. Help Understanding this Funding Opportunity and Application Process Dates to Note Using […]