The California Civil Liberties Public Education Program (California Civil Liberties Program) is a state-funded grant project of the California State Library. The program’s purpose is to fund projects that educate the public about civil liberties injustices carried out  against various communities and individuals in the past as well as today.
Projects may provide information about civil liberties injustices perpetrated based on an individual's race, national origin, immigration status, religion, gender, or sexual orientation, as well as the forced internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations and local and state government agencies.

Grant requests for up to $125,000 can be made for large-scale preservation, public media,  education or museum projects; community projects (localized projects and visual and performing arts projects) have a grant request maximum of $50,000. Full guidelines are at [to come].

This is the second round of grant programming from one-time funding enacted in June 2021 and available for three years.

Application must be received by April 3, 2023, and must include: this completed Application;  answers to supplemental questions as attachments A-H (attachment C is required only for programs requesting family literacy funds), including the Projected Budget and Proposed Revenue and Staff Commitment spreadsheets and a copy of the job description(s) for your library's current/proposed literacy coordinator(s). Questions to Bev Schwartzberg: 916-701-6880 or 

The report form is due by 5 p.m. PT on Friday, July 31, 2020. Please note that this form is a briefer version of the project's standard reporting forms, edited to take into account work slowdowns in the spring of 2020.

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