Commonly Asked Questions: Community Collections Grants (Individuals)

Below you will find commonly-asked questions as well as other resources to support your application to the Community Collections Grant program as an individual. You can find the application materials for this program on the Of the People website: Help Understanding this Funding Opportunity and Application Process Review the summary information about the grant opportunity […]

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 […]

Informational Webinars for the Community Collections Grant program: Register Now!

Staff from the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress will be hosting three public webinars in order to provide information about the Community Collections Grant program. We’ll also be answering questions about the application process and pointing attendees toward resources. Here are the dates, times and registration links: June 8, 2022 at 4pm […]

Round Two of Funding for the Community Collections Grant Program: Applications Open!

The Library of Congress and the American Folklife Center are excited to open applications for the second round of funding in the Community Collections grant program. These grants will support individuals or non-profit organizations in producing cultural documentation–photographs, interviews, audio or video recordings about their community from the community’s perspective. Materials gathered through this program […]

Meet the Inaugural Connecting Communities Digital Initiative Grant Recipients

The Library of Congress is delighted to announce the inaugural recipients of the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) grants for Higher Education; Libraries, Archives and Museums; and Artists/Scholars. These recipients will create projects that imaginatively remix and reuse the Library’s digital collections in concert with their own materials and collaborators. Higher Education: Huston-Tillotson University Huston-Tillotson […]

Celebrating and Supporting Indigenous Poetry

At the end of April/National Poetry Month, the Library of Congress will celebrate Joy Harjo, the first Native American U.S. poet laureate, as her three terms in the position come to an end. There will be public programs—which you can read about here—as well as a unique gathering that also honors her legacy: the historic […]

Blog Post Round-up: 2021 AHHA Interns

This is a guest post by Diana Gibbs, program manager for the AHHA Internship Program. For more information on the opportunities, visit AHHA Remote Internship 2022 and AHHA Onsite Internship 2022. Applications for the 2022 Fall AHHA internships are due April 25, 2022. Click to watch the video below featuring our 2021 AHHA interns! At […]

Connecting Communities Digital Initiative: Introducing Olivia Dorsey

We are pleased to announce that Olivia Dorsey has joined the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) as a program specialist. Olivia comes to CCDI from the Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud (CCHC) initiative at the Library. We interviewed Olivia about her role in CCDI, her experience in digital history and genealogy, and the opportunities […]

Meet the 2022 Community Collections Grant Recipients

The Library of Congress American Folklife Center is pleased to announce the inaugural recipient cohort of the Community Collections Grant program. Beginning in March, these 10 awardees will work over the next 12 months to complete a range of engaging and meaningful research. This work will ultimately be included in the Library’s various permanent collections. This series […]

Apply Now for the 2022 AHHA Internship Program

Applications are open today, March 21 through Monday, April 25, 2022 for the Fall 2022 session of the Archives, History and Heritage Advanced (AHHA) Internship Program. This year, AHHA will be a hybrid program that includes both onsite and remote projects. Interns from near and far are able to participate. For more information, visit AHHA […]