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.
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.
DCOHC also offers a grant opportunity for previous partners who have successfully completed their projects and closed out their grants to continue their work.
Managing your DCOHC Grant
Grant Conditions Agreement Forms
- “New Projects” Partnership Grant
- “Public Projects and Events” Partnership Grant
- “Extension” Partnership Grant
The final report is submitted online in the Grants Portal. The following documents will need to be downloaded, completed, and uploaded to the portal to complete the report.
- Final Report Face Sheet
- Itemized List of Expenditures
- Monthly Timesheet – (Not required for funds accepted through a 501(c)3 non-profit organization)
- A PDF compiling all backup materials (receipts, paid invoices, checks, etc.) documenting expenses listed in the “Itemized List of Expenditures” form.
Recorded Grants Webinar for 2019
Learn how to get involved:
- DCOHC Home
- About the DC Oral History Collaborative
- DCOHC Partnership Grant Opportunity
- Survey of Existing DC-related Oral History Collections
- Oral History Training Program
- Other Ways to Get Involved
- Project Updates and Media
- DCOHC Calendar of Events
The DC Oral History Collaborative is a partnership of: