The History Channel created the Save Our History program to support local history education and historic preservation in communities across the country. In 2004 the Save Our History Grant Program was launched to provide funding for projects that unite educators and local history organizations, teach students about their local history, and engage them in its preservation. Over the past two years, The History Channel has awarded $500,000 in Save Our History grants to 55 historical organizations, large and small, urban, suburban, and rural, in the north, south, east, west, and central United States.
The 2006-07 grant cycle is now open, and applications are now available online. Based on feedback from prior applicants, the third cycle of the Grant Program will feature a new calendar designed to give history organizations more time and flexibility to build partnerships with teachers or youth group leaders, complete applications, and plan and implement projects during an active part of the school year. The deadline for submitting an application for the 2006-2007 cycle is Friday, June 2, 2006. For updated guidelines and criteria, and to apply, click here.
It is hoped that Arizona organizations and schools will apply for a new round of funding from The History Channel. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, send an e-mail!