Japanese American Confinement Sites Program
  • Manzanar Relocation Center, Inyo County, California. Photo courtesy: Manzanar NHS/Katsumi Taniguchi Collection

    Japanese American Confinement Sites

    Manzanar Relocation Center, Inyo County, California. Photo courtesy: Manzanar NHS/Katsumi Taniguchi Collection
    Cultural ResourcesNational Park Service

Fiscal Year 2017 JACS Grant Applications

Fiscal Year 2017 Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Applications are now available! Application packages must be received by Tuesday, November 1, 2016 (this is not a postmark date).

JACS grants will be awarded dependent on funds appropriated by Congress. Information will be posted here as it becomes available.

Congress established the Japanese American Confinement Sites (JACS) grant program (Public Law 109-441, 120 Stat. 3288) for the preservation and interpretation of U.S. confinement sites where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II. The law authorized up to $38 million for the entire life of the grant program to identify, research, evaluate, interpret, protect, restore, repair, and acquire historic confinement sites in order that present and future generations may learn and gain inspiration from these sites and that these sites will demonstrate the nation’s commitment to equal justice under the law. 

Japanese American Confinement Sites grants are awarded to preserve and interpret U.S. Confinement Sites where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II. Grants are awarded to organizations and entities working to preserve historic Japanese American confinement sites and their history, including: private nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and state, local, and tribal governments, and other public entities. Grants will be awarded through a competitive process and require a 2:1 Federal to non-Federal match ($2 Federal to $1 non-Federal match). The minimum grant request is $5,000.