Monday, 30 November 2015

Call Letter: The Documentary Heritage Communities Program

For a second year, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will continue to invest $1.5 million per year over five (5) years to implement the Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP). Genealogical organizations/societies are specifically mentioned as eligible for support for qualifying activities.

The following is from Library and Archives Canada

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2016–2017 funding cycle for the Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP). This contribution program is a collaborative approach which will ensure the outreach of Canada’s local documentary heritage communities.
The contributions will support the development of Canada’s local archival and library communities and their professional associations by increasing their capacity to preserve, provide access to and promote documentary heritage, as well as provide opportunities for local documentary heritage communities to evolve and remain sustainable.
LAC invites all eligible organizations to apply at their earliest convenience. The deadline for the 2016–2017 funding cycle is February 26, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time).
Please note that the Guidelines, Application Form and Budget Form have been updated for the 2016–2017 funding cycle. Additional information on the DHCP, including eligibility criteria for organizations and initiatives, can be found on http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/contributions. Applicants are encouraged to contact LAC at (819) 997-0893 or 1-844-757-8035 (toll-free in Canada and the United States) prior to submitting an application for funding under the DHCP.

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