Posted by: wadahp | December 21, 2010

JAPANESE AMERICAN CONFINEMENT SITES GRANT PROGRAM INFORMATION

Congress established the Japanese American Confinement Sites grant program (Public Law 109-441, 16 USC 461) for the preservation and interpretation of U.S. confinement sites where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II.  The law authorized up to $38 million for the entire life of the grant program to identify, research, evaluate, interpret, protect, restore, repair, and acquire historic confinement sites in order that present and future generations may learn and gain inspiration from these sites and that these sites will demonstrate the nation’s commitment to equal justice under the law.  For Fiscal Year 2010, Congress appropriated $3 million for the use of this grant program; an increase from the $1 million Congress appropriated for fiscal year 2009.

Japanese American Confinement Sites grant applications are now available for the preservation and interpretation of U.S. confinement sites where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II.  Grants are awarded to organizations and entities working to preserve historic Japanese American confinement sites and their history, including: private nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and state, local, and tribal governments, and other public entities. Grants will be awarded through a competitive process and require a non-Federal match in at least a 2:1 ratio (2 Federal to 1 non-Federal match).  The minimum grant request is $5,000.

Fiscal Year 2011 Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Applications will be available here on Tuesday, January 4, 2011. Applications must be received by Tuesday, March 1, 2011. JACS grants will be awarded dependent on funds appropriated by Congress. Information will be posted here as it becomes available.

Please click here for the latest newslettter, featuring new Fiscal Year 2010 grant awards and completed Fiscal Year 2009 grant projects.

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