The grant making arm of our innovative DC Community Heritage Project. Several months before each deadine, the application can be accessed by logging onto the online grants system and completing the registration process. The deadline for this year is May 9, 2014.

DC Community Heritage Project Grant – Up to $2500

The DCCHP is a partnership between the Humanities Council and the DC Historic Preservation Office.* It is designed to provide funding and support to community leaders interested in preserving the history, architecture, and collective memory of their neighborhoods. The Memories of Capitol ViewDCCHP is local history at a grassroots level, placing control of the narrative in the hands of those who create it. These grants are awarded and mid-June, and the final product is due in October. In December, each DCCHP grantee presents their work at the DC Community Heritage Project Showcase and Symposium, a public event celebrating historic preservation in Washington, DC! Past grantees have produced documentary films, oral history projects, digital archives, walking tours, and many other types of educational materials. These materials are available to the public in the DCCHP collection of the DC Digital Museum.


Examples of Past Grant Projects:

The DC Community Heritage Project Television Show:

The DCCHP TV show runs in primetime on DCTV and is available on the our Youtube Channel. The program highlights recent projects and grantee organizations.


Additional Application and Reporting Info:


* This program was supported through a Historic Preservation Fund Grant administered by the National Park Service, Department of Interior. Funds were used for the identification, protection, and/or rehabilitation of historic properties and cultural resources in the District of Columbia. Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the U.S. Department of the Interior prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, or disability in its federally assisted programs. If you believe that you have been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility as described above, or if you desire further information, please write to: Office of Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20240.

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