Grant of the Week: Underground Railroad Educational and Cultural Program

The Underground Railroad Educational and Cultural (URR) Program is meant to help preserve the Underground Railroad’s legacy and to help demonstrate how the Underground Railroad’s widespread operations network transformed the United States. In addition, the URR also promotes the formation of public-private partnerships to help disseminate information regarding the Underground Railroad throughout the United States, including lessons to be drawn from the history of the Underground Railroad. Nonprofit educational organizations are eligible to apply. Funds offered through this program range from $500,000–$1,000,000 total for up to three years. The deadline for applications is July 30, 2009. For more information see the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s blog post, or the original announcement (PDF).

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  1. Deb Rausch

    I am wondering if you know of any federal grants that are specific to underground railroad programs and/or education. I found one online from 2009 entitled Underground Railroad Educational and Cultural Program CFDA 84.345A, which intrigued me. I can’t seem to find anything similar since then.
    Any light on this subject would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you.
    Deb Rausch
    Member, Board of Trustees
    Underground Railroad History Project