Maine Historical Society (MHS), in partnership with the Maine State Library (MSL), and with the support of Maine Archives and Museums (MAM), announces an upcoming grant deadline of April 1 for its Community Mobilization Program. The Program is designed to help local organizations--historical societies, libraries, and schools in particular--use participation in the Maine Memory Network
(www.mainememory.net) to develop skills, build capacity, and expand collaboration with local partners.
The grants and accompanying training empower communities to digitize and share their local history. Grants support digitization projects (up to $1,000), the creation of online exhibits (up to $1,500), and the creation of websites dedicated to the history of local communities (up to $4,000). (These levels have increased slightly over the 2011 amounts.)
All grant-supported projects will be shared through and become part of Maine Memory, which provides a robust technical infrastructure, a platform for training and skills development, consistent standards, and the broadest possible access for local history projects.
Applications must be postmarked by April 1. There will also be a fall deadline of September 1 for digitization and online exhibit projects only.
Two additional grant cycles will take place in 2013. For details, including grant program guidelines and applications, please visit www.mainememory.net/grants. Or contact Community Partnership Coordinator Larissa Vigue Picard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-774-1822 x215.
For more information about how your organization or community can use participation in Maine Memory to achieve its goals, please visit www.mainememory.net/share_history. For a list of scheduled 21st Century Skills Workshops for Librarians and Historians, visit www.mainememory.net/training.