CCDI’s Summer Fuse: Celebrating Now Event

A collage containing images of the 2022 CCDI Grant Recipients. The three images include Huston-Tillotson University, Kenton County Public Library, and Maya S. Cade.

We’re hosting a summer event on July 6th to hear from the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI)’s current grantees about their projects and their experiences with the Library’s digital collections – and you’re invited!

Join Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden and current grant recipients Huston-Tillotson University (Higher Education Grant), Kenton County Public Library (Libraries, Archives, and Museums Grant), and Maya Cade (Scholar in Residence) to hear updates and insights on the works they’re developing as part of the initiative.

This livestream event is free and open to all! It will take place on July 6 from 12:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST.

To register and learn more, sign up for CCDI’s Summer Fuse: Celebrating Now at this link: https://loc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_OXdb5RdMRcKktb-krP2L4A

CCDI Grant Opportunities

As part of the Mellon grant-funded, Library of Congress-wide Of the People: Widening the Path program, the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) is also offering two exciting new grant opportunities to connect your community with the Library!

  1. The CCDI Grant Opportunity for Libraries, Archives, Museums: Designed to support libraries, archives, and museums, this opportunity will award three grants for up to $50,000 each for projects that creatively remix and reuse the Library’s digital collections and center the lives, experiences, and perspectives of Black, Indigenous, Hispanic and Latino, Asian American and Pacific Islander, and/or other communities of color.
  2. The CCDI Grant Opportunity for Higher Education: Designed to support 2-year and 4-year minority serving higher education institutions, this opportunity will award three grants for up to $50,000 each for projects that creatively remix and reuse the Library’s digital collections and center the lives, experiences, and perspectives of Black, Indigenous, Hispanic and Latino, Asian American and Pacific Islander, and/or other communities of color.

For more information about these opportunities, including information about how to apply and details about our upcoming informational webinars, please visit the Of the People website. The grant opportunities close on September 30, 2022. Questions can be directed to [email protected].

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