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National Endowment for the Humanities

Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions

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  • Budget: Maximum award amount of $10,000

Preservation Assistance Grants help small and mid-sized organizations preserve and manage humanities collections, ensuring their significance for a variety of users, including source communities, humanities researchers, students, and the public, by building their capacity to identify and address physical and intellectual preservation risks. These collections may include special collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving images, sound recordings, architectural and cartographic records, decorative and fine art objects, textiles, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, historical objects, and digital materials.

The Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions program focuses on foundational activities in preservation and management of collections, such as assessments, development of plans and policies, consultations with scholars and source communities, emergency preparedness, environmental monitoring, rehousing, format surveys and inventories, and training in preservation and collections management. Applicants may 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.

– Nonprofit organizations recognized as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
– Accredited institutions of higher education (public or nonprofit)
– State and local governments and their agencies
– Federally recognized Native American Tribal governments

More Information: www.neh.gov