200 Alabama Bicentennial

Celebrating Alabama’s 200th birthday2017 2018 2019

On August 3, 2018, Governor Kay Ivey announced the 200 Alabama Bicentennial Schools. Each school received a $2,000 grant to support a year-long project designed to strengthen connections between campuses and their communities.

In summer 2019, the 200 schools will submit final reports on their projects, and three schools per Congressional district will be designated Alabama Bicentennial Schools of Excellence. These 21 schools will participate in commemoration ceremonies in Montgomery on December 14, 2019, the culmination of Alabama’s bicentennial.

Read the Governor’s announcement here.

A list of Bicentennial Schools can be found here.

Honorable mentions were awarded to an additional group of schools which also submitted strong project proposals. The list of honorable mention schools receiving $500 grants can be found here.


All Alabama schools may participate in the commemoration by requesting a bicentennial flag and commendation for display in their school. Complete the online request form here.

For more information about these programs, contact:
Erik Haeuser, erik.haeuser@archives.alabama.gov or 334-353-9152 
Joyia Pittman, joyia.pittman@archives.alabama.gov or 334-353-4755