This past Monday, January 8th, the U.S. Department of Education began accepting applications for the Teaching American History Grant Program. The Department expects to confer 120 awards pulling from a total of $50,000,000 in funds. Local educational agencies (known as LEAs) are eligible to apply, but the must partner with an institution of higher education, a non-profit history or humanities organization, and/or a library or museum. The deadline for applications is March 9, 2007. Questions and concerns about the program and the application process will be discussed at a meeting this month in Washington, DC (see the Teaching American History site for more information).