KHC invites museums, libraries, and other nonprofit organizations to apply for The Things They Carried Home grants supporting preservation projects and preservation workshops related to veterans and military service. Special consideration is given to projects focusing on service in the Korean, Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq Wars. The deadline is 5:00 PM on December 17, 2014.
Two grant categories are available:
The Things They Carried Home: Preservation Grants
Up to $3,000 to support projects that preserve and create access to material related to military service. Eligible projects include collections care, digitization, transcription, research, or other creative preservation ideas. Funds will be used to preserve and document military artifacts that soldiers carried home, including uniforms, medals, letters, and photographs. Click here for guidelines.
The Things They Carried Home: Preservation Workshop Grants
Up to $500 to support public community workshops, led by a preservation consultant, to help veterans and their families preserve uniforms, medals, letters, photographs, email correspondence, or other important items that soldiers carried home. Click here for guidelines.
The Things They Carried Home grants are part of Standing Together, a National Endowment for the Humanities initiative to promote understanding of the military experience and to support returning veterans.
For more information, contact Murl Riedel, director of grants, at murl(at)kansashumanities.org or (785) 357-0359.