Put on your thinking caps: The next MMN Community Mobilization Program grant deadline is April 1!
While that sounds far away (Spring!), the date will arrive before you know it. If your organization has expressed an interest in doing a Maine Memory project, now’s the time to begin thinking seriously about the application process.
In partnership with the Maine State Library (MSL), the Community Mobilization Program helps local organizations–historical societies, libraries, and schools in particular–use participation in Maine Memory Network 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). (Note: These levels have increased 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 broad public access.
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 Maine Memory’s grants page. Or contact Community Partnership Coordinator Larissa Vigue Picard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-774-1822 x215.