DC Oral History Collaborative Partnership Grants

The Collaborative currently offers two grant programs that are open to the public.

Grants for New Oral History Projects:

These grants are for costs associated with recording original oral histories including: recruiting narrators, purchasing recording equipment, salary and wages for personnel working on the project, honoraria for narrators (when appropriate), transcription, and data transfer. Grant recipients are required to participate in a three-session oral history training workshop. All interviews collected are submitted to the DC Public Library’s Special Collections for public access.

Find out more about this grant program.

Grants for Public Projects and Events:

These grants are for the publicly-accessible events, programs, or projects that interpret or otherwise elevate existing oral history recordings and collections.

Find out more about this grant program.

Recorded Grants Webinar for 2019

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