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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: California Civil Liberties Grant

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: California Civil Liberties Grant


California Civil Liberties Grant Program Open

Funding available for projects that educate Californians about civil liberties through projects in education, public media, preservation, and the arts. Deadline: February 24, 2020.

The State Library is pleased to announce another round of funding for the California Civil Liberties Public Education program, whose purpose is to ensure that the events surrounding the exclusion, forced removal, and internment of Japanese Americans during World War II are remembered so that they are never repeated against any American.

The program’s purpose is to educate the public about civil liberties injustices carried out against various communities and individuals in the past as well as today. Projects may provide information about civil liberties injustices perpetrated based on an individual’s race, national origin, immigration status, religion, gender, or sexual orientation, as well as the forced internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.

The guidelines, application links and other vital information about the Civil Liberties program are on the California Civil Liberties program website. Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations and local and state government agencies. Grant requests for up to $100,000 can be made for large-scale preservation, public media or educational projects. Community projects have a maximum grant request of $30,000. The deadline is February 24, 2020.