Preservation and Accessibility of California’s LGBTQ+ History
Preservation and Accessibility of California’s LGBTQ+ History Program (LGBTQ+) is a competitive grant program targeted at Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer archives of all sizes for projects that work to preserve and make publicly accessible collections relevant to the LGBTQ+ movement, culture, experience, and/or history in California.
About the LGBTQ+ Program
The State of California has allocated a total of $750,000 toward projects that work to preserve and make publicly accessible Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer archives. This grant program expands a previous LGBTQ preservation program that was funded by the State of California in 2019.
The goal of this program is to preserve and make accessible materials that demonstrate the significant role of LGBTQ+ Californians and the LGBTQ+ movement in this state. By preserving and making these resources available to others, funded projects will help provide a more comprehensive, inclusive view of California's history.
· Collections must be based in California
· Projects must support the physical and digital preservation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer materials relevant to the LGBTQ+ movement, culture, experience, and/or history in California
· Projects must include activities that focus on how the public, researchers, and other stakeholders will be educated about and encouraged to access the collection(s).
· Projects must focus on materials of research value, which can include monographs, serials, manuscripts, archival materials, maps, architectural drawings, sound recordings, photographs, moving images and newspapers. This funding is not for the preservation of works of art on paper, paintings, sculpture or other objects.
· Projects should be grounded in the principles of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
Expectations of Awardees
Organizations that receive awards are expected to:
· Support the program goals and adhere to the project’s policies, procedures, and guidelines as established by the California State Library.
· Complete and submit any requested documents to the California State Library including narrative and financial reports.
· Regularly monitor program spending to expend grant funds fully. Applicants are asked to only request funds that they will be able to expend fully before March 30, 2024.
· Maintain records and documents according to the organization’s own auditing requirements (receipts do not needed to be submitted but should be available for review if needed).
- Public Agency
The Applicant organizations of all different sizes are eligible to apply. Eligible organizations include but are not limited to: public libraries, academic institutions, archives, or libraries, historical societies, archives, museums, museum libraries, local governments, and other not-for-profit organizations.
Applicant organizations must be based in California.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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