Visit with us at the 2014 National J.A.C.L. Convention
The convention runs July 9-12, 2014
2050 Gateway Place
San Jose, CA 95110
(Located less than 1/2 mile from the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport)
**See us at the EXHIBITION AREA:
Friday, July 11, 2014 : 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Saturday July 12, 2014 : 8:00 AM-12 Noon
Japanese American Confinement Sites GrantFISCAL YEAR 2014 GRANT AWARD
Project: Historic Structures Assessment and Stabilization for the Poston Elementary School Site
Grant Award: $163,750
Site: Colorado River (Poston) Relocation Center, La Paz County, AZ
Photo credit: Kimberly MayoDescription: The Poston Community Alliance will assess the condition of the rapidly deteriorating elementary school buildings at the former Poston site and create a plan to stabilize and preserve these historic resources. The project will also result in the temporary stabilization of the buildings, while a phased restoration plan is developed for future work.
ABOUT THE JAPANESE AMERICAN CONFINEMENT SITES GRANT PROGRAM
Congress established the Japanese American Confinement Sites (JACS) grant program (Public Law 109-441, 16 USC 461) 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).
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Poston Community Alliance Board members in attendance.
Pictured (L-R): Bob Shintaku, Marlene Shigekawa, Nancy Takahashi (and husband), Colleen Hayashi, Don Aoki, Dianne Kiyomoto, and Roberta Barton. Not pictured: Caitlin Hawks who participated on a conference call line.