FY 2010 Teaching American History Grants Competition Underway

On January 21, 2010, the U.S. Department of Education announced the opening of the fiscal year 2010 Teaching American History (TAH) grant competition. The deadline for “Notice of Intent to Apply” is February 22, 2010. The deadline for the transmittal of applications is March 22, 2010, and the deadline for intergovernmental review is May 21, 2010. Potential applicants are strongly advised to read the full notice in the Federal Register by clicking here or visit the TAH Web site.

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Congress Passes Bill to Facilitate Donation of FDR Papers

On January 13, 2010, the House of Representatives approved a bill (S. 692) to facilitate the donation of the papers of Grace Tully, personal secretary to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, to the National Archives. President Obama is expected to sign the bill shortly.

Historians Appointed to Prominent Washington Positions

Two historians have recently been appointed to prominent positions in Washington. The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced that historian Adele Alexander is joining the National Council on the Humanities. In addition, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has appointed William Roger Louis, historian from the University of Texas at Austin, to the John W. Kluge Center Chair.