​History Fund Grant Application Now Available! June 2018

History Fund Grant Application Now Available!

Since March 2013, the History Fund grant program of the Ohio History Connection has made $598,000 in grants to 63 organizations across Ohio, such as this one to the Wood County Historical Society in 2018. The History Fund invites you to join this distinguished group! Apply for History Fund grant at www.ohiohistory.org/historyfund.

The application deadline is September 5, 2018 (by 11:59 pm).

The History Fund application for the 2018-2019 grant cycle mirrors application forms from previous years, but contains a few tweaks in response to comments from last year’s applicants.  This year, we clarified wording on a few of the questions in the narrative section of the application – that’s it!

Also note that the “How To” History Fund webinars, once found on the History Fund’s website, will have been off line as of June 25 because the Ohio History Connection changed webinar provider service. We will attempt to re-post the webinars in the new format as quickly as possible.

The Ohio History Connection will announce grant recipients at the annual advocacy event Statehood Day, scheduled February 27, 2019.  Between the application deadline of September 5, 2018 and February 2019, History Fund grant projects undergo a rigorous review involving subject area experts at the Ohio History Connection and a panel of outside experts, who make the final grant recommendations.  Local History Services contacts applicants regarding the final status of the applications in February, in advance of the public announcement at Statehood Day.

This spring, the History Fund presented grant-writing workshops at the Region 4 meetings, as well as at annual conference of the Ohio Museums Association and at a meeting of the Westlake Historical Society, near Cleveland. At each, we emphasized that if would be applicants have questions they should call or write.  We’re here to help!

For more information, contact Andy Verhoff, Ohio History Fund grant coordinator, 614.297.2341 or [email protected], or visit the History Fund’s website.

Good luck!

Posted June 18, 2018

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