National Endowment for the Humanities

Preservation Assistance Grants

Program Summary: Preservation Assistance Grants help small and mid-size institutions--libraries, museums, and historical societies, town and county records offices, archival repositories, community colleges, and underserved departments and units within colleges and universities and other larger institutions--improve their ability to preserve and care for their humanities collections. These collections may include books, journals, manuscript and archival materials, moving images, sound recordings, decorative and fine arts, prints and photographs, textiles, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, and historical objects. Applicants must draw on the knowledge of consultants whose preservation skills and experiences are related to the types of collections and the nature of the activities that are the focus of their projects. Awards of up to $5,000 will be made. Preservation Assistance Grants may be used for:

Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible for a Preservation Assistance Grant, your organization must:

Sponsor Guidelines: The University of Iowa may submit one application. Preservation Assistance Grants cannot be used for the following:

Proposals will be assessed by panels of conservators, preservation administrators, archivists, librarians, curators, registrars, and administrators. Applications will be judged by the following criteria:

Proposal Due to OVPRED04/12/2004 Not open for submission deadline passed
Date Due to DSP or UIF05/10/2004
Date Due to Sponsor05/17/2004
Required LOI Due DateN/A
Non-Required LOI Due DateN/A
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