The Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program provides financial assistance to organizations and entities working to preserve historic Japanese American confinement sites and their history, including:
private nonprofit organizations; educational institutions; state, local, and tribal governments;
and other public entities, for the preservation and interpretation of U. S. confinement sites where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II.
The authorizing legislation for the Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program identifies up to $38 million for the entire life of the grant program for projects 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 (Public Law 109-441, 120 Stat.
3288, as amended by Public Law 111-88).