DC Community Heritage Project Grant

DC Community Heritage Project Grant – Up to $2,500 on Projects focused on DC in 1968
Deadline: January 26, 2018 at 11:59PM (Passed)

Through a partnership between HumanitiesDC and the DC Historic Preservation Office,* the DCCHP was convened in 2005 as an alternative to the “top-down” approach to community history that was placing interpretation of the cultural heritage of District of Columbia neighborhoods into the hands of developers and non-residents. Since its inception, the DCCHP has supported nearly 175 diverse, hyperlocal heritage projects, capturing the memories of native Washingtonians who have watched their city rapidly change. These small projects are showcased annually and digitalized to be accessible to the public online in our DC Digital Museum.


  • 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 grant period (February 20, 2018 – August 13, 2018)
  • Projects must focus on the history and/or preservation of Washington, DC’s landmarks, neighborhoods, or culture in 1968.
  • Applications must reflect a 1:1 match of DC Community Heritage Project funds. The match may be comprised of cash or in-kind sources.

DCCHP grantees are featured in an annual showcase. Check out our 2016 showcase!


See our 2018 Grantees Here!


Other past projects:


Application and Reporting Materials:


* 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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