Community Collections Grant Program: Informational Webinars

Informational graphic for Community Collections Grant program.

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.



  1. E Samantha Cheng
    August 20, 2021 at 11:12 am

    The Budget Plan Worksheet template is not available on or within the AFC Mellon NOFO as indicated. Would you please email the template to me or provide me with a link to its location. Thanks in advance.

    • John Fenn
      August 20, 2021 at 11:22 am

      Hello, and thanks for the comment. Try clicking on the “Related Documents” tab on the listing, and you should see options to download a .zip file containing multiple documents. You can also download the Budget Worksheet template directly from that tab.

  2. E Sills
    August 23, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    Hello, is it possible to view the recording from last week’s informational webinar? I was unable to make it and can’t attend this week’s either. Thank you.

  3. M. Temperley
    August 24, 2021 at 10:59 am

    What is a spending plan and how is it different from the budget plan worksheet? I am confused as I have never seen the term “spending plan” in other federal grant programs. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

    • John Fenn
      August 25, 2021 at 9:29 am

      Hello- A spending plan is a narrative description of the ways an applicant will use the funds requested in the budget worksheet. The plan serves to outline and justify use of grant money.

  4. M. Temperley
    August 25, 2021 at 1:07 pm

    Thank you, John. Just to clarify, is the spending plan the same thing as a budget justification?

    • John Fenn
      August 31, 2021 at 11:11 am

      For the purposes of this grant program, the spending plan and the budget justification/narrative are the same.

  5. M. Temperley
    August 25, 2021 at 1:08 pm

    Can we include letters of support from our project partners in the Appendix?

  6. S. Scott
    December 15, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    Have the grant recipients been announced? The anticipated notification date was Dec 1, 2021.

    • John Fenn
      January 5, 2022 at 8:29 am

      Thanks for the comment and question. The Library has not announced recipients of the grants just yet, and is in the process of finalizing selections. We certainly appreciate everyone’s patience.

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