The AGS Grant Program promotes the AGS (Alabama Genealogical Society) mission to, “assist and support the research of its members by finding, safeguarding, preserving, and publishing records pertaining to Alabama families and their history.” This initiative will aid local genealogical societies and individuals to invest in the preservation and accessibility of family history records, particularly those that are vulnerable to damage, loss, or deterioration.
These grants, ranging from $250 to $500, will fund projects which may include, but are not limited to: digitization equipment and supplies, acquisition of relevant hardware and software, indexing and transcription projects, and developing programs to foster community engagement and collaboration.
To be considered for this grant, interested individuals and organizations must be a member in good standing of the AGS and submit a proposal outlining how the project aligns with the society’s mission. For your reference a sample proposal has been provided for you.
Grants will be awarded twice per year at the biannual AGS seminars in the fall and spring. Applications for consideration must be received by February 1st and July 1st. Note: The deadline for 2023 has been extended to July 15th.
Grantees must write an article explaining their project and use of the grant money for publication in the AGS Magazine.
We look forward to seeing the transformative impact of these grants on family history research across the state.
For more information on the grant program, including application guidelines and deadlines, please contact our grant program coordinator.
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