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ALABAMA 200 Bicentennial Grant

Grants to Alabama Agencies, Nonprofits, Schools, and
Libraries to Commemorate the State's People and History

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Alabama Bicentennial Commission

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Grants of up to $2,500 and grants of up to $5,000 to Alabama nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, and libraries for statewide or local efforts to honor and celebrate the state’s people, culture, and heritage. Funding may be requested for projects, activities, and events that commemorate Alabama’s 200th anniversary.

To be considered for a community grant, the applicant must demonstrate to the commission's satisfaction that the proposed project meets the following required criteria.

Projects or programs must:
-Be relevant to the commission's mission
-Have the support of the local community or county's bicentennial committee
-Have the support of the local municipal or county government
-Be open and accessible to the public
-Be culturally inclusive
-Be achievable

Grant Categories:
-Community Grants
-County Grants

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182258

Estimated Size of Grant:

-Community Grants: Up to $2,500
-County Grants: Up to $5,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility for Application:
-Local bicentennial committees
-Towns and communities
-Historical, educational, cultural, civic, and community organizations (schools, public libraries, local history and heritage organizations, etc.)

Community Grants
-Who can apply: municipal governments, 501c3 organizations, or local bicentennial committees

County Grants:
-Who can apply: county commission offices, 501c3 organizations, or local bicentennial committees

Exclusion Clause:

The Alabama Bicentennial Commission Foundation will not fund the following:
-Individuals (i.e., candidates for public office)
-For-profit ventures
-Political organizations

Funds awarded by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission Foundation for bicentennial-related activities and projects will be awarded in compliance with State of Alabama Ethics Commission guidelines. Projects that create a conflict of interest with members of the Alabama Bicentennial Commission and/or Alabama Bicentennial Commission Foundation will not be funded.

The Alabama Bicentennial Commission Foundation reserves the right to withhold and/or recover grant funds if funds are not used in accordance with the approved application.

Pre-Application Information:

Funding is available for one grant per county or community. To find out if your county or community has been funded, please see the Supporting Documents below.

Please note that all applications should be submitted by or with the endorsement of the local bicentennial committee and the local municipality or county commission. For a directory of committees, click here:

-Feb. 1, notification on Mar. 1
-Mar. 9, notification on Apr. 6
-Apr. 20, notification on May 18
-June 1, notification on June 29
-Sept. 28, notification on Oct. 19
-Oct. 26, notification on Nov. 16

Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis up to October 26, 2018, or until all funds are committed.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.


Debra Pascal, Office Manager

Alabama Bicentennial Commission
P. O. Box 246
Montgomery, AL 36103

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama