National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) - Division of Preservation and Access
01/15/20 11:59 PM ET Receipt
Grants of up to $15,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, institutes of higher education, and government agencies to enhance the care and preservation of significant humanities collections. Funding is intended to help small and mid-sized institutions, such as museums, libraries, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities, preserve and care for their humanities collections. These 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.
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. Applicants should choose a conservator whose specialty is appropriate for the nature of their collections. Similarly, when assessing the preservation needs of library, museum, or archival holdings, applicants should seek a consultant specifically 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. An institution that has received a Preservation Assistance Grant may apply for another grant to support the next phase of its preservation efforts.
For a list of allowable activities, see: https://www.neh.gov/sites/default/files/inline-files/PAG-NOFO-2020.pdf#page=4
NEH is especially interested in supporting projects that advance humanities related work in the area of “A More Perfect Union”: NEH Special Initiative Advancing Civic Education and Commemorating the Nation’s 250th Anniversary. See https://www.neh.gov/250 for additional information.
In federally declared disaster areas, Preservation Assistance Grants may also be used for the following disaster-related activities:
For all the project activities, applicants may combine two or more elements of the project types in a single application.
GrantWatch ID#: 181003
The maximum award amount is $10,000 ($15,000 for projects related to "A More Perfect Union").
The project start date is September 1, 2020. All grants are awarded for a period of eighteen months, although a grantee may complete a project in a shorter period of time.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Division of Preservation and Access Team
National Endowment for the Humanities
400 Seventh Street, SW
Washington, DC 20506
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