Description: Telling the Full History Preservation Fund is a one-time grant program to interpret and preserve historic places of importance to underrepresented communities across states and territories of the United States. This program will provide financial support to eligible organizations to preserve and interpret historic places across the nation that illuminate narratives of underrepresented groups of people. Underrepresented groups include, but are not limited to, women, immigrants, Asian Americans, Black Americans, Latinx Americans, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and LGBTQ communities. This program has two overarching goals: (1) to support the core activities of humanities-based organizations as they recover from the pandemic and (2) to support organizations or projects that use historic places as catalysts for a more just and equitable society. Grants will be awarded in four categories: Research, planning, and implementation of public interpretive programs that utilize diverse historic places to tell the full history of the United States and Indigenous peoples; Research and documentation to enable local, state, and federal landmark designations to recognize historic places of importance to underrepresented communities; Architectural design and planning to advance preservation and activation of historic buildings and landscapes that tell the full history of the United States and Indigenous peoples; and Implementation of training workshops to support underrepresented groups in preserving and/or interpreting historic places that tell the full history of the United States and Indigenous peoples. See website for more info.
Award: Grants from this program will be awarded at the $25,000 and $50,000 levels. Along with grant funding, National Trust staff will provide technical assistance to grantees. 60-80 awards anticipated.
Eligibility: Applicants must be a humanities-based organization, program, or agency or must have the humanities as a major focus of work. Historic preservation is considered humanities-based work. Additionally, applicants must be one of the following: 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; accredited public or 501(c)(3) college or university; state/local governmental agency; or federally recognized Native American tribal government. See website for full eligibility info.
Deadline: 11:59 pm, Dec. 15, 2021