Round Two Of Funding For The Connecting Communities Digital Initiative: Applications Open!

The Library of Congress is pleased to open applications for the second round of funding in the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative grant program. These grants will support libraries, archives, museums and higher education institutions to create projects that remix and reuse the Library’s digital collections in creative and imaginative ways. In addition, these projects must center the lives, experiences and perspectives of Black, Indigenous, Hispanic or Latino, Asian American and Pacific Islander and/or other communities of color in the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, territories and commonwealths (Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands). This program is part of the larger Of the People initiative funded by the Mellon Foundation that creates dynamic opportunities for more people to engage with the Library.

Formal notices of funding opportunity for both libraries, archives, museums and higher education institutions can be found at the Of the People website and on Grants.gov (Notice for Libraries, Archives, Museums and Notice for Higher Education Institutions).

Applications are due by 12:00pm (noon) Eastern Standard Time on September 30, 2022.

The Library intends to award up to three Libraries, Archives, Museums grants and up to three Higher Education grants. We will award up to $50,000 for each grant and will support projects of up to 12 months in length.

Support materials for applicants can be found on the application pages for Libraries, Archives, Museums and for Higher Education Institutions, and will be updated as more resources become available.

Informational Webinars

Staff from the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative team will host informational webinars about the funding opportunities. We will answer questions about the opportunities and the application process.

We invite you to register and join the webinars below to learn more!

Libraries, Archives, Museums webinars:

  1. Thursday, 6/16 from 4pm-5pm EDT: Zoom Registration
  2. Thursday, 7/14 from 4pm-5pm EDT: Zoom Registration
  3. Thursday, 7/21 from 4pm-5pm EDT: Zoom Registration

Higher Education webinars:

  1. Tuesday, 6/14 from 1pm-2pm EDT: Zoom Registration
  2. Tuesday, 7/12 from 1pm-2pm EDT: Zoom Registration
  3. Tuesday, 7/19 from 4pm-5pm EDT: Zoom Registration

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