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Canneries History Grants Available

Date Posted: November 4, 2015       Categories: Alaska's Historic Canneries News

Call for Proposals: Alaska Historic Canneries Initiative Grant Programcanneries initiative logo

The Alaska Historic Canneries Initiative kicks off with a call for proposals for grants of up to $1000 for a wide variety of projects relating to historical Alaska fisheries and processors.

Possible Projects:
Projects may include, but are not limited to, conducting historical research, collecting archival materials, taking photographs and videos, preserving historic structures, or preparing interpretive and educational materials. We welcome applications for planning grants which allow the recipients to start a larger project. As the Alaska Historic Canneries Initiative is launched, grant funds may be available for larger projects that follow up these seed projects.

Who Is Eligible To Apply:
Anyone interested in the history of Alaska’s fishing industry is eligible to apply, with the exception of federal and state agencies. We will accept applications from students, professional historians, and others with a passion for history, as well as from organizations and businesses.

Dates and Deadlines:
Applications are due January 1, 2016 and will be awarded by January 31, 2016. Projects are to be completed by the end of December 2016.

Project Products:
Each grantee must submit a short final report to the Alaska Historical Society by December 31, 2016 summarizing the results of the project, providing documentation of project activities, and telling how money was spent. Grant recipients must also submit an entry to the Alaska Historic Cannery blog. They are encouraged to present papers at the 2016 AHS Annual Conference.

How To Apply:
Application materials are now available on the Cannery History Mini-Grant page of the Alaska Historical Society’s website. Applications are due January 1, 2016.

Funding announcements will be made in January 2016.