Underground Railroad Educational and Cultural Program

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Program Office: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education

CFDA Number: 84.345A
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants
Also Known As: Underground Railroad Educational and Cultural Program


Program Description

This program provides grants to support research, display, interpretation, and collection of artifacts related to the history of the Underground Railroad, and to lessons drawn from the history of the Underground Railroad.


Types of Projects

Organizations receiving funds must: demonstrate substantial private support (4:1 cost-share) through a public-private partnership; create an endowment that provides for the operations of the facility; link their projects to other local and regional facilities that have collections and programs which interpret the history of the Underground Railroad and which interpret lessons learned from the Underground Railroad’s history; and grantees may establish a network of satellite centers throughout the United States to help disseminate information regarding the Underground Railroad.


 
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Last Modified: 06/02/2014