Congress established the Japanese American Confinement Sites (JACS) grant program (Public Law 109-441, 120 Stat. 3288) for the preservation and interpretation of incarceration 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 incarceration 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.
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JACS grants are awarded to preserve and interpret U.S. sites where Japanese Americans were incarcerated during World War II.
Grantees should meet the requirements outlined in their grant agreement. The JACS Grant reporting forms provide detailed guidance.
Annual "Year in Review" publication.
Grant project summaries listed by year and state.
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Last updated: September 8, 2022