Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Second round of Documentary Heritage Communities Program awards announced

Library and Archives Canada announced the successful organizations and projects on Tuesday 14 June,

"The DHCP was created in 2015 to provide financial assistance for activities that augment the visibility of and access to materials held by Canada’s local documentary heritage institutions. It also aims to increase the capacity of local institutions to sustainably preserve, promote and showcase the country’s documentary heritage. The DHCP provides contributions to eligible applicants across Canada for a variety of projects that will also allow citizens to access and engage with their nation’s history like never before."

The first round of awards announced last December, blog post here, saw $1.5 million in funding going to 65 projects. The second round awards the same amount but focused on fewer projects, 40 in total.

The first round made nine awards greater than $40,000. This time twice as many receive that amount or more with three receiving nearly $100,000.

McCord Museum for project "75,000 Pages of History" receives $99,892
Multicultural History Society of Ontario for project "Increasing Access to Irreplaceable Records of Our Histories of Migration and Ethnicity" receives $99,573
Canadian Council Archives for project "ARCHIVESCANADA Digital Preservation Service (ACDPS)" receives $99,776.

The full list of awards is at http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/services/documentary-heritage-communities-program/Pages/funding-history-2016-2017.aspx.


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