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National Endowment for the Humanities

Preservation Assistance for Smaller Institutions

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  • Budget: Maximum award amount $10,000 ($15,000 for projects related to “A More Perfect Union”)

Preservation Assistance Grants help small and mid-sized cultural institutions improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections through assessment, consultation, training and the purchase of supplies, furniture, and equipment. Projects may support the preservation of physical as well as digital 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.

There will be a pre-application webinar for prospective applicants on November 29, 2021, at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Information on the website.

More Information: www.neh.gov