Bicentennial Issues Challenge to Alabamians: Join the Celebration!

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The final deadline for spring 2018 Alabama Bicentennial Commission community grants is fast approaching. These funding opportunities are available to support activities, events and projects commemorating the state’s 200th anniversary. Awards range between to $2,500 and $5,000 directed to the community and county level.

The deadling to apply for spring 2018 grants to is Friday, June 1, 2018.

Though Alabama will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019, plans are already underway to make this anniversary something very special through local and statewide events and programs. The three-year commemoration, called ALABAMA 200, officially began in May 2017 with a launch in Mobile and integrates Alabama’s two years as a territory before declaring statehood in 1819.

The focus is on “Honoring Our People” in 2018 and “Sharing Our Stories” in 2019, themes that serve as gateways for all Alabamians to join the commemoration.

All bicentennial grant applications should be submitted by or with the endorsement of the local bicentennial committee and the local municipality or county commission. If your area has not yet formed a committee, there is still time. A bicentennial committee can be composed of any willing citizens, including city or county government officials, chamber of commerce representatives, county commissioners, business owners, non-profit organizations and educators. Find out more at

In addition to grant opportunities, ALABAMA 200 offers a calendar of events and an endorsement process. Committees, communities, schools and organizations can post information about their bicentennial-related events and request official endorsement for activities. Endorsement includes use of the ALABAMA 200 logos and other promotional materials.  

For more about the bicentennial and grant applications, or to learn how to get involved, please visit

Source: Alabama 200

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