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VMHC announces second grant cycle for history projects

9/15/2022, 6 p.m.
The Virginia Museum of History & Culture will begin accepting applications Oct. 1 from state historical organizations for its second ...

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture will begin accepting applications Oct. 1 from state historical organizations for its second annual Commonwealth History Fund grant cycle. VMHC will again award approximately $400,000 to meet its pledge to distribute some $2 million over five years from the fund.

The Commonwealth History Fund was established with Dominion Energy and others to provide grants to history projects across Virginia. The fund is administered in partnership with Virginia’s Department of Historic Resources.

Selection criteria for grant recipients will include the significance of the project or resource, its impact on its community and the Commonwealth, the emphasis of the project on historically underrepresented topics and communities, as well as the urgency of the project and its need for funding.

Twelve inaugural recipients were announced in July 2022. The projects selected were spread throughout the Commonwealth and included The Historic First Baptist Church (Williamsburg); the Chickahominy Tribe (Providence Forge); the Rappahannock Tribe (Indian Neck); Calfee Community & Cultural Center

(Pulaski); Richmond Public Library Foundation (Richmond); Richmond Hill (Richmond); The Manassas Museum (Manassas); The Fairfield Foundation (White Marsh); Jewish Museum & Cultural Center (Portsmouth); Louisa County Historical Society (Louisa); Prince William Historic Preservation Foundation (Prince William); and Clarke County Historical Society (Berryville).

Submissions will be accepted Oct. 1-31, 2022 for the second round of funding.Awards will be announced in February 2023.

For more information, please visit VirginiaHistory.org/HistoryFund.