Grant Application Period Extended: CCDI Higher Education and Libraries, Archives, Museums Opportunities

Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI)

The Connecting Communities Digital Initiative team has extended the application deadline for its Higher Education and Libraries, Archives, Museums opportunities. 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.

Applications for both opportunities are due by 12:00pm (noon) Eastern Standard Time on October 7, 2022.

Interested applicants can find more information about each opportunity below:

Daytona Beach, Florida. Bethune-Cookman College. Students in the library reading room

Parks, Gordon, photographer. Daytona Beach, Florida. Bethune-Cookman College. Students in the library reading room. United States Volusia County Florida Daytona Beach, 1943. Jan. Photograph. //www.loc.gov/item/2017843202/.

Higher Education

The Grant for Higher Education supports minority serving higher education institutions in the development of projects that use Library of Congress digital materials and that center the lives, experiences and perspectives of communities 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).

Who Should Apply: 2-year or 4-year minority serving higher education institutions

Award Amount: $50,000

For more information, please view the Notice for this opportunity.

 

 

Libraries, Archives, Museums

Bridge game, Nurse Aiko Hamaguchi, Nurse Chiye Yamanaki, Miss Catherine Yamaguchi, Miss Kazoko Nagahama, Manzanar Relocation Center, California

Adams, Ansel, photographer. Bridge game, Nurse Aiko Hamaguchi, Nurse Chiye Yamanaki, Miss Catherine Yamaguchi, Miss Kazoko Nagahama, Manzanar Relocation Center, California. California Manzanar, 1943. Photograph. //www.loc.gov/item/2002696000/.

The Grant for Libraries, Archives, Museums provides support to libraries, archives, and museums that use Library of Congress materials to create projects that 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).

Who Should Apply: US-based non-profit libraries, archives, and museums

Award Amount: $50,000

For more information, please view the Notice for this opportunity.

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.

Additionally, applicants may find the following resources useful while completing their applications:

An Interview with Kenton County Public Library, CCDI’s Libraries, Archives, Museums Grant Recipient

The Kenton County Public Library (KCPL) team began their Libraries, Archives, Museums project this past April. Ann Schoenenberger, team lead, is a Digital Librarian at Kenton County Public Library, which is located in Covington, Kentucky. Jameela Salaah, a Program Manager for the Center for Great Neighborhoods, and phrie, an Artist-in-Residence, are also collaborating on the […]

Bree’ya Brown Shares Her Experiences as a CCDI Higher Education Grant Recipient

The following is a post by Erika Gault, a Program Specialist working on the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) at the Library. On April 26, inaugural recipients Bree’ya Brown and her team began their Higher Education project through the Connecting Communities Digital Initiatives (CCDI) Grant program. Bree’ya is the University Archivist at Huston-Tillotson University (HT). […]

Connecting Communities Digital Initiative Grant Opportunities: Webinar Recordings Available

The Library has posted recordings of CCDI’s Libraries, Archives, and Museums and Higher Education informational webinars. The webinars, which were held throughout June and July, provide more details about the grant opportunities, eligibility, and application process. You can view the recordings at the links below: Higher Education Tuesday, July 12 Tuesday, July 19 Libraries, Archives, […]

Community Collections Grant Program: Webinar Recording Available

The Library has posted a recording of the first Community Collections Grant program informational webinar, held earlier this month. You can find the recording at this link, or view it below. Staff from the American Folklife Center will host one more public webinar about applying for the CCG grants, and you can register here. We […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]