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Deadline for 2005 Preservation Assistance Grants announced

The National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Preservation and
Access, is in its sixth year of awarding small grants of $2,500, $3,000,
or $5,000 to help small and mid-size institutions.

Eligible institutions include libraries, museums, and historical societies,
town and county records offices, archival repositories, community colleges,
underserved departments and units within colleges and universities, and other larger
institutions that need the funds to enhance their capacity to preserve
their humanities collections. Institutions may request support for the
following activities:

  • General preservation assessments that will help an institution identify
    its overall preservation needs and develop a long-range, prioritized
    preservation plan to address those needs
  • Consultations with preservation professionals to address a specific
    preservation issue, need, or problem.
  • Attendance at preservation workshops
  • Purchase of storage furniture, preservation supplies, and environmental
    monitoring equipment

The deadline for the 2005 Preservation Assistance Grants is approaching.
Applications are due by May 16, 2005, for projects that begin January

New guidelines should be available soon on the NEH website. In the
interim, the 2004 guidelines can be used for reference, but should not be
used to prepare an application.