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File #: 2020-8281   
Type: Consent Calendar Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 9/15/2020
Title: Adoption of Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Accept up to $140,000 in National Park Service Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program Funds. (Library 5210)
Attachments: 1. Grant and Cooperative Agreement, 2. Resolution
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Adoption of Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Accept up to $140,000 in National Park Service Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program Funds. (Library 5210)
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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Adoption of this resolution would authorize the City Manager to accept grant funds from the National Park Service (NPS) Japanese American Confinement Sites (JACS) Grant Program and enter into a Standard Grant and Cooperative Agreement with the NPS to accept the grant funds. The Alameda Free Library applied for and was awarded grant funds of up to $140,000. The grant funds will be used to document, catalogue, digitize, provide public online access and digitally preserve a community-wide archive of video and audio oral histories, documents, photographs, books, films and maps about the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans in the city of Alameda. The entire grant, including "in-kind" expenses totals $216,920.

BACKGROUND

The Alameda Free Library grant application proposed that it would gather information initially compiled by members of the Buddhist Temple of Alameda and Buena Vista United Methodist Church to document, catalogue, digitize and preserve the WWII evacuation and incarceration experiences of Japanese American residents of Alameda, California, which was the first California community to be forcibly removed under Executive Order 9066. The project name is: "The Impact of Japanese American Incarceration on Alameda, CA-the Frist California Community Removed under Executive Order 9066." This will be a collaborative, community-wide project that will document the long-term impact of the removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans across religious, generational and social divides.

This project builds on the successful 2010-2012 California Civil Liberties Public Education Fund grant which produced the film, Honoring Alameda's Japanese American History, which was a collaboration between the three Ala...

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