August 18, 2000


Recording Academy Grant Applications Now Available for 2001

Santa Monica — Applications for the Recording Academy's Grant program are now available. The program, in its 14th year, will award a total of $300,000 to further the development and completion of projects that will benefit the music community and society at large. The grant funding represents a 25% increase over last year, demonstrating the recording Academy's ongoing commitment to funding important programs and projects. The deadline for submitting grant applications is October 1, 2000.

Grants will fund projects in three categories: 1) the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas; 2) research projects related to the impact of music on human development and; 3) the medical and occupational well-being of music professionals. The grants range from $10,000 to $20,000 with priority given to projects whose scope is of national significance.

Previous grants have been seminal in documenting the importance of music as a key building block in early child development, preserving America's recorded musical legacy, demonstrating music's profound effects on treatment of disease and critical research which is so very essential in elevating the stature and importance of the arts on the local and national political stage.

Grant applications are available by calling 310.392.3777 or by visiting the Member Services website at http://www.GRAMMY.com/memberservices/index.html. The deadline to submit proposals for the 2000/2001 Recording Academy Grant cycle is October 1, 2000.

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