Welcome to brief post day on PH!  First up, a grant program for programming.

The Motorola Foundation is partnering with the Chicago History Museum to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. The grants will fund programs developed by educational, civic and cultural organizations that focus on three themes: Bringing History into the Future, Engaging in Current Events and Leadership Skills. Awards will fund curriculum design, speech competitions and debates, community programming developed by educators in schools, community organizations, museums, arts and culture organizations and other non-profits exploring themes such as diversity, freedom, history and leadership.

The application is available here: http://www.cybergrants.com/motorola/lincolngrant: The grants will be awarded in two cycles, the spring application deadline is March 30, 2008 and the fall deadline is July 30, 2008.