The California Civil Liberties Program

The California Civil Liberties program

The California Civil Liberties Public Education Program is a competitive grant program for nonprofits and units of state and local government involved in various civic, educational and artistic projects for the public on the subject of civil liberties. Funded projects will provide the public with information and comparisons to the civil-liberty violations experienced by Japanese Americans during WWII. The program is fulfilled by the California State Library.

There are two funding levels: Major Preservation/Public Media projects ($150,000 max request) and Community Projects ($40,000 max request).

Extended deadline date: Monday, March 20, 2017.

“The purpose of the California Civil Liberties Public Education Act is to sponsor public educational activities and development of educational materials to ensure that the events surrounding the exclusion, forced removal and internment of citizens and permanent residents of Japanese ancestry will be remembered, and so that the causes and circumstances of this and similar events may be illuminated and understood.” — California state law

Interested? Learn more through the informational webinar on Weds., Feb. 22, 2017, at 10:00 am PST. Questions can be addressed to Mary Beth Barber, Special Projects and Assistant to the State Librarian, at

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