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Announcing… 2018-9 Grants for members of the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom

The National Park Service, National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program (NTF) is pleased to announce that there will be $162,000 in grant funds available this year for sites, programsor facilities listed in the Network to Freedom. In collaboration with the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), the NTF will be offering competitive grants ranging between $1000 and $10,000. Funds can be used for preservation and restoration of buildings associated with the Underground Railroad (UGRR) and for interpretation and historical research related to Network to Freedom members.

Preference will be given to those listings that have not previously received Network to Freedom grants and to those with matching funds.

Grant applications will be due by December 17, 2018.

Only Network to Freedom sites, programs, and facilities are eligible to apply.   A listing of all Network to Freedom members can be found at https://www.nps.gov/subjects/undergroundrailroad/visit.htm, by clicking on the link “list of all Network to Freedom locations.” 

For information on how to have an historic site, interpretive program, or research facility, recognized in the Network to Freedom, consult the Program’s website at:  https://www.nps.gov/subjects/undergroundrailroad/apply.htm


NTF Grant Instructions

NTF Grant Request

NTF Grant Certification of Matching Share

NTF Grant Owner Concurrence Form

 NTF Grant Request Certification Form

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