Application Available for Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions!
Due: January 15, 2021
Maximum funding: $15,000
Funding for: Preservation assessments, planning, and supplies; Professional development on preservation & access topics
More information here.
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Preservation Assistance Grants help small and mid-sized cultural institutions improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections. Applicants must draw on the knowledge of consultants whose preservation skills and experience are related to the types of collections and the nature of the activities on which their projects focus. When assessing the preservation needs of library, museum, or archival holdings, applicants should seek a consultant whose specialty is appropriate for the nature of their collections and who is knowledgeable about the preservation of collections in these types of institutions.
The program encourages applications from small and mid-sized institutions that have never received an NEH grant; community colleges, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Tribal Colleges and Universities; and Native American tribes and Native Alaskan and Native Hawaiian organizations with significant humanities collections. Furthermore, organizations or collections that represent the contributions of under-represented communities are highly encouraged.
Updates for 2021:
Applicants planning for activities aligned with the Agency initiative, A More Perfect Union, may apply for up to $15,000. New sample narratives can be found on the program resource page
A pre-application webinar for prospective applicants will be held December 2, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register here:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/487761359429358606. The webinar will be recorded and available online afterward.