Wednesday, December 22, 2010

FY11 Grants for Japanese American Confinement Sites open Jan 4

Grant Applications will be available at

on Tuesday, January 4, 2011. Applications must be received by Tuesday, March 1, 2011. JACS grants will be awarded dependent on funds appropriated by Congress.

Congress established the Japanese American Confinement Sites grant program (Public Law 109-441, 16 USC 461) for the preservation and interpretation of U.S. confinement sites where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II. The law authorized up to $38 million for the entire life of the grant program to identify, research, evaluate, interpret, protect, restore, repair, and acquire historic confinement sites in order that present and future generations may learn and gain inspiration from these sites and that these sites will demonstrate the nation’s commitment to equal justice under the law.