Grant writers, get ready. The 2015 History Fund grant application will be available by June 15, 2014. The deadline for applications is September 3, 2014. The online application will be available at the History Fund’s website: www.ohiohistory.org/historyfund.
To assist History Fund applicants, the Local History Office has scheduled History Fund Help webinars on June 25, July 16, August 6 from 10:00am to 11:30am. Led by History Fund manager Andy Verhoff, the first hour will be a detailed review of the application. The last half hour is devoted to your questions. The webinars are free, but registration is required at www.ohiohistory.org/register. Registration opens June 2nd. Although attending a webinar is not mandatory and it does not guarantee a grant, it may give you a “leg up”. Last summer, five eventual grant recipients attended the webinars.
The History Fund supports a variety of history projects, 20 in the program’s first two years. For a list of grant recipients and projects, visit the History Fund’s website. The Fund is limited only by an applicant’s imagination and adherence to the History Fund’s Guidelines.
Grant recipients will be announced on March 4, 2015 at the annual history advocacy event, Statehood Day. Between the application deadline of September 3, 2014 and February, 2015 the History Fund will be in contact regarding the status of applications.
Projects will commence according to the schedule developed in each recipient’s application, but no sooner than May 1, 2015. For more information about the History Fund, go to www.ohiohistory.org/historyfund or contact the Local History Office at 1-800-858-6878, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org