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.


DCOHC also offers a grant opportunity for previous partners who have successfully completed their projects and closed out their grants to continue their work.

Find out more about this grant program.

Managing your DCOHC Grant

Grant Conditions Agreement Forms

Final ReportĀ 

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.

Click here to download a preview of the questions that will be asked in the online form.

Recorded Grants Webinar for 2019


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