Tuesday, 5 December 2017

LAC Call for Documentary Heritage Communities Program Proposals

The following is from Library and Archives Canada.

December 4, 2017 – Gatineau, Quebec

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2018–2019 funding cycle for its Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP).

For a fourth year, LAC will invest $1.5 million through the DHCP.

The contributions support the development of Canada’s archival, library and museum communities, and the professional associations that represent them, by increasing their capacity to preserve, provide access to and promote documentary heritage. Since 2015–2016, LAC has contributed $4.5 million to support 140 projects in Canada.

LAC invites all eligible organizations to submit their applications as soon as possible. The deadline for the 2018–2019 funding cycle is February 7, 2018, at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.

Interested groups can find the 2018-2019 guidelines, FAQs and a link to the Program’s new online application portal on the LAC website<http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/services/documentary-heritage-communities-program/Pages/dhcp-portal.aspx>. This site also includes more information on the DHCP, including eligibility criteria for organizations and initiatives. If they have any questions, applicants may contact LAC at 819-997-0893 or 1-844-757-8035, or by email at bac.contributions.lac@canada.ca, before submitting a funding application under the DHCP.

Comment: Genealogical and family history societies qualify to received funding. Note that the project assessment criteria have been revised. Although these are not as demanding for projects requesting less than $15,000, analysis of previous year submissions indicates that proposals that are not well thought out demonstrating ability to complete the project stand little chance of success.

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