Preservation Assistance Grants
Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions help small and mid-sized institutions, such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, town and county records offices, and colleges, improve their ability to preserve and care for their humanities collections. Awards of up to $6000 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.
All applications to the NEH must be submitted through Grants.gov. See the application guidelines for details.
The 2009 guidelines for Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions are available at
You will also find sample project descriptions, sample narratives, and a list of frequently asked questions. The deadline for applications is May 14, 2009.
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 email@example.com.