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.

Update: Register for Q&A webinar for all three opportunities November 22, 4pm Eastern

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

 

New Website Available for Of the People: Widening the Path

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the website for Of the People: Widening the Path which can be accessed at loc.gov/of-the-people  The new site serves as the online home for the Library’s multi-year initiative that creates new opportunities for more Americans to engage with the Library of Congress and to add their perspectives […]

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 […]

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 […]