DC Community Heritage Project Grant – Up to $2,500
Deadline: May 12, 2017 at 11:59PM

Apply here.

Made possible through a partnership between HumanitiesDC and the DC Historic Preservation Office,* the DC Community Heritage Project (DCCHP) 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.

Grants are awarded in 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.

The DCCHP grant is is provided by the grant-making arm of our innovative DC Community Heritage Project. The application can be accessed by logging onto the online grants system and completing the registration process.


  • Applicants must hold a current 501(c)3 or DC nonprofit status.
    • If your organization is not a nonprofit, yet you would like to apply, please contact our grants office to discuss alternative options.
  • Applicants must not have any outstanding grant reports for Humanities DC and the DC Historic Preservation Office.
  • Project funds must be expended within the 120 day grant period (June 15-October 15)
  • Projects must focus on the history and/or preservation of Washington, DC’s landmarks, neighborhoods, or culture.
  • Applications must reflect a 1:1 match of DC Community Heritage Project funds. The match may be comprised of cash or in-kind sources.

Past 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.


Application and Reporting Materials:

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* This program was supported through a Historic Preservation Fund Grant administered by the National Park Service, Department of Interior, and also Target Community Relations. 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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