GRAMMY Foundation Seeks Grant Applications From The Gulf

February 03, 2006 -- 10:37 am PST

A portion of the funds will be dedicated to supporting music archiving and preservation in the Gulf

The GRAMMY Foundation today announced that its grant program for 2006 will dedicate a portion of funds to support music archiving and preservation projects for Gulf region collections. The online application is currently available at and the deadline to submit applications is May 1, 2006.

"This special grant cycle was created to address the importance of preserving the Gulf region's musical legacy for future generations," said Neil Portnow, President of the GRAMMY Foundation and The Recording Academy. "The hurricanes put a spotlight on the vulnerability of this cultural center, and we believe that these funds will be a building block to protect and restore its vast musical history, benefiting both the music community and the public at large."

In this special cycle, GRAMMY Foundation grants, which typically range from $10,000 – $40,000, will be awarded to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Gulf Coast area. The GRAMMY Foundation's grant program is generously funded by The Recording Academy. Now in its 18th year, the GRAMMY Foundation grant program has awarded more than $2 million to more than 200 noteworthy projects.