Vedet R. Coleman-Robinson

National Park Service

Grant Opportunities

Greetings:

I hope this message finds you well.

I’m writing to inform you of several recently announced National Park Service (NPS) grant opportunities. I think each opportunity released by the NPS will bode well for your respective Institutional Member Museums and HBCU’s.  

Please take a moment to read the announcement below from the State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants (STLPG) Division within the National Park Service’s Cultural Resources Directorate. I think you will be pleasantly surprised by the offerings the NPS has as it pertains to our field. 

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Message from the NPS STLPG Division:

The State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants Division is now accepting applications for four grant programs through the Historic Preservation Fund: 

  • $14.5 million is available in funding for the 2019 African American Civil Rights (AACR) grant program, 
  • $8 million for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) grant program, 
  • $13 million for the Save America’s Treasures (SAT) grant program, and 
  • $750,000 for the Underrepresented Communities (URC) grant program. 

These competitive grants support a broad range of projects such as surveys, documentation, interpretation, and physical preservation. 

To apply, head to grants.gov and search for the following Funding Opportunity Numbers: 

P20AS00001 – African American Civil Rights (AACR) Preservation Grants

P20AS00002 – African American Civil Rights (AACR) History Grants

Applications for the African American Civil Rights grant program are due on December 3, 2019, by 11:59 PM Eastern. 

P20AS00003 – Underrepresented Community (URC) Grants

Applications for the Underrepresented Community grant program are due on December 17, 2019, by 11:59 PM Eastern.  

 

P20AS00004 – Save America’s Treasures – Collections

P20AS00005 – Save America’s Treasures – Preservation

Applications for the Save America’s Treasures grant program are due on December 10, 2019, by 11:59 PM Eastern.   

P20AS00007 – Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Grant Program

Applications for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities grant program are due on February 4, 2020, by 11:59 PM Eastern.   

Read the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) under each opportunity number for more details. 

Questions? Contact us at 202-354-2020 or STLPG@nps.govEmail is preferred. 

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I hope this information is useful, and I strongly encourage each of your institutions to apply for the National Park Service’s funding sources this year. As with the IMLS grants, several of our AAAM Institutional Members, to include many of our HBCU members, have a strong track record of receiving grant funding through the NPS. Let’s continue to maintain our presence within their agency and let them know their funding opportunities are relevant, have meaning, and are of high interest to our AAAM community. 

Best wishes for a wonderful weekend and I hope to hear from the NPS that we overwhelmed their office with a plethora of high-quality applications.  

Kind regards,

Vedet R. Coleman-Robinson

Executive Director

Association of African American Museums

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