Preservation Assistance Grants
The National Endowment for the Humanities is offering preservation assistance grants of up to $6,000 to help institutions-particularly small and mid-sized institutions-improve their ability to preserve and care for their humanities collections. These collections can include books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving images, sound recordings, architectural and cartographic records, decorative and fine arts, textiles, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, and historical objects. Institutions such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, arts and cultural organizations, and town and county records offices may apply. Preservation Assistance Grants may be used for general preservation assessments; consultations with professionals to address a specific preservation issue, need, or problem; purchase of storage furniture and preservation supplies; purchase of environmental monitoring equipment for humanities collections; education and training; and other activities. Any U.S. nonprofit organization is eligible, as are state and local governmental agencies and tribal governments. Grants are not awarded to individuals. NEH will give priority to small and mid-sized institutions and to institutions that have not previously received an NEH grant. For more information, visit http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/pag.html. Program questions should be directed to NEH's Division of Preservation and Access at 202.606.8570 or firstname.lastname@example.org.