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Grants available from Kentucky Oral History Commission

For oral history projects, interviews

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 19, 2016) — The Kentucky Oral History Commission (KOHC) is accepting grant applications to fund oral history projects, the transcription and indexing of existing oral history interviews and the preservation of existing oral history interviews.

UnknownKOHC offers monetary, equipment and training grants to assist amateur and professional oral historians with oral history research projects on topics of particular significance to Kentucky. Grants encourage statewide participation in the collection and preservation of historically valuable interviews.

“KOHC grants allow people across the commonwealth to document essential stories about Kentucky’s history, and provide support to people, communities and organizations that might not otherwise be able to do these projects,” said Allison Tracy, oral history administrator. “Applicants who submit drafts are able to develop stronger applications and are more likely to receiving funding.”

Draft applications are due by Feb. 22 and should be emailed to Allison Tracy at [email protected]. Final applications for funding grants are due March 7.

Information and applications for these and other KOHC grants are at history.ky.gov/kohc-grants.

KOHC, the only state agency committed to statewide oral history documentation through granting programs and outreach, commemorates its 40th year in 2016. The Kentucky Historical Society administers and houses KOHC.