Of the People: Widening the Path: Connecting Communities Digital Initiative – Libraries, Archives and Museums

Funding Agency:
Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is excited to announce a Notice of Funding Opportunity (Notice) to make three awards for up to $70,000 each in support of libraries, archives and museums. The Library will provide financial support to enable libraries, archives and museums to use Library of Congress digital materials to create projects that center one or more of the following groups Black, Indigenous, Hispanic or Latino, Asian American and Pacific Islander, and/or other communities of color in the United States. For this Notice, the United States includes all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and U.S. Virgin Islands.

Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) is part of Of the People: Widening the Path, a multi-year initiative that creates new opportunities for more Americans to engage with the Library of Congress. Through CCDI, the Library of Congress intends to fund three programs: Libraries, Archives and Museums; Higher Education Institutions; and Artist or Scholar in Residence. The Notices for the Artist or Scholar in Residence (030ADV23R0033) and Higher Education Institutions (030ADV23R0034) can be found on grants.gov.

The purpose of this CCDI program is to expand the connections between the Library of Congress and libraries, archives and museums. Successful applicants should make use of Library of Congress digital collections and materials to create projects that center one or more of the following groups: Black, Indigenous, Hispanic or Latino, Asian American and Pacific Islander, and/or other communities of color. We welcome projects that explore gender, sexuality, class, color, ability, and more among one or more of the above groups.

The Library invites applicants to think creatively and broadly about how they can reuse and remix the Library’s digital materials.

The Organization shall not submit more than one application under this announcement. Interested applicants from within Duke should contact fundopps@duke.edu as early as possible.

Proposal Submission Deadline: Sep. 7, 2023

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants must be

  • Libraries, Archives or Museums (Organizations);
  • A not-for-profit U.S. Organization, unit of state or local government or federally recognized tribal community or tribe. (Note: 501(c)(3) status is not required in order to apply);
  • Based in any of the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, territories, and commonwealths (Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands);
  • Proposing a project to be conducted within the United States or U.S. commonwealth or territory.

Libraries, Archives, and Museums, which are a legal component of a Higher Education Institution, are not eligible under this Notice and instead should apply under connected Notice #030ADV23R0034 for the Higher Education award.

Amount Description

The Library’s intention is to make up to three cooperative agreement awards of up to $70,000 each. Actual awards may be less than $70,000. The Library may choose to make no awards or more than three awards.

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Arts & Humanities
Community Outreach and Engagement
Curriculum Development
Social Sciences

External Deadline

September 7, 2023