YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A federal grant will provide Washington state with funding to identify, document and commemorate contributions from its Filipino American community.
The project is a part of the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation’s initiative to commemorate all underrepresented communities in the state, the agency said in a statement.
Its goal is to record oral histories, identify primary source documents and recognize important sites and buildings relevant to Filipino Americans, the Yakima Herald-Republic reported.
Washington state has the fifth highest U.S. concentration of Filipino Americans, according to the 2010 census.
The state Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation received the grant from the National Park Service, which announced in June that it would award $750,000 in grants to identify important information from underrepresented communities across the country.