Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Preservation Assistance Grant Applications Now Available

Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions help small and mid-sized institutions, such as museums, historical societies, archival repositories, libraries, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities, improve their ability to preserve and care for their humanities collections. Awards of up to $6,000 support preservation-related collection assessments, consultations, training and workshops, and institutional and collaborative disaster and emergency planning. Grants cover consultant fees, workshop registration fees, related travel and per diem expenses, and the costs of purchasing and shipping preservation supplies and equipment.

The 2009 guidelines for Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions are available at http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/pag.html. You will also find sample project descriptions, sample narratives, and a list of frequently asked questions. The deadline for applications is May 14, 2009. All applications to the NEH must be submitted through Grants.gov. See the application guidelines for details.

Small and mid-sized institutions that have never received an NEH grant are especially encouraged to apply. For more information, contact the staff of NEH's Division of Preservation and Access at 202-606-8570 and preservation@neh.gov.

If your institution could use assistance in the application process, the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) is offering FREE grant application support to your grant writing team to help bring this important funding to you. Contact Lee Price, CCAHA Director of Development at lprice@ccaha.org for more information.

From the 2009 Spring CAPabilities newsletter.

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