The Kip Tokuda Memorial Washington Civil Liberties Public Education Program through the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) provides grants for the purpose of establishing a legacy of remembrance as part of a continuing process of recovery from the World War II exclusion, forced removal, and incarceration of individuals of Japanese ancestry. These grants are intended to fund public educational activities and materials to ensure that the events surrounding the exclusion, forced removal, and incarceration of individuals of Japanese ancestry will be remembered, and the causes and circumstances of this and similar events will be addressed and understood.

Timeline and Application Process

  • All proposals must be submitted through the OSPI iGrants system by 4:00 p.m. on January 14, 2016.
  • Eligible proposals will be reviewed by a panel approved by the superintendent of public instruction.
  • Awards will be announced on or before January 28, 2016.
  • Successful applicants will meet with OSPI to discuss and finalize the proposal goals, plan, timeline and budget.


  • Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis.
  • Eligibility for participation includes the following groups or individuals:
    • 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations
    • Colleges and universities
    • Individuals (artists, educators, journalists, scholars, writers)
    • Cultural institutions and community organizations
    • Units of government (school districts, cities, counties, special districts)
    • Consortia of any of the individuals or groups listed above

For questions and inquiries, contact Carol Coe at or (360) 725-6351.

View here for more information regarding the Request for Application.