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Expand Massachusetts Stories

Up to $20,000

Expand Massachusetts Stories grants support projects that collect, interpret and/or share narratives about the commonwealth, with an emphasis on the voices and experiences that have gone unrecognized, or have been excluded from public conversation.

Project Formats

Potential projects may include

Oral histories

Community-centered museum exhibitions

Facilitated discussions about underrepresented aspects of local histories

Exhibits and programs focused on new interpretations of collections

Short documentary or digital media projects that present new insights into the lives of Massachusetts residents past or present

Teacher professional development focused on connecting Massachusetts narratives to K-12 curriculum.

Programs that use inquiry, contextualization, and/or reflection to support residents in recording and exploring their lived experiences.


501(c)(3) non-profits, fiscally-sponsored associations or filmmakers, state or federally recognized tribes, or non-federal government organizations are welcome to apply. For more details read the grant guidelines.


February 7, 2022, 9am – Letter of Inquiries open

April 11, 2002, 11:59pm – Deadline to submit letters of inquiry

May 2, 2022– Applicant selection notification

July 11, 2022, 11:59pm – Deadline to submit final application

September 19, 2022 – Award notifications

Estimated number of grants awarded


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