Seattle-based organization Densho will get $766,145 this year to enhance its programs on the history of Japanese-American incarceration during World War II.
The National Park Service announced on May 13 grants totaling more than $2.8 million to organizations across the country to help preserve and interpret the World War II confinement sites of Japanese Americans. Densho was issued two of the grants.
Congress established the Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program in 2006, authorizing a total of $38 million in funding for the life of the program. The May 13 announcement of $2.8 million brings the current award total to more than $21 million.
The National Park Service is also preparing a theme study to inspire Americans to discover the story of America’s Asian and Pacific Island heritage and to help those seeking National Historic Landmark or National Register of Historic Places designation for historic places linked to the Asian American and Pacific Islanders experience in the United States.