As the county prepares to celebrate its 200th anniversary, the Hamilton County Bicentennial Commission hopes to encourage all kinds of organizations to conduct research, develop public programs or exhibits, or seek other ways to connect with this important milestone.

Grants will be available beginning in first quarter 2022 to create and develop commission-sanctioned program proposals through grants such as:

  • Original research or oral history collections of the people, places or things that have contributed to the development of Hamilton County.

  • Initiatives that encourage the collection of new digital images and content from the county’s past and present for use in the public domain.

  • Public programs should do at least one of the following, including aligning with one of our themes:

    • Tie together the past, present, and future.

    • Draw on film, arts and culture to celebrate our shared history.

    • Create community conversations around important issues.

    • Inspire residents and visitors to explore and learn.

    • Reflect on diversity in the county.

    • Encourage historic preservation of the built environment. 

    • Collaborate with existing county entities such as schools, parks, and humanities organiations. 

In order to apply for a grant, programs must be approved by the Bicentennial Commission. This process will not be difficult. More information about the guidelines for submitting events can be found on our Plan an Event page. Stay tuned for more information on the grants process for 2022 and 2023.