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Grants to USA Nonprofits, IHEs, Tribes, and Agencies
to Preserve Significant Humanities Resources

Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions

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National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) - Division of Preservation and Access

Conf. Date:

11/29/21

Deadline Date:

01/13/22 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Grants of up to $10,000 and grants of up to $15,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, IHEs, Tribes, and government agencies to enhance the care and conservation of noteworthy humanities collections. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to a month to finalize. Preservation Assistance Grants help small and mid-sized institutions — such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities — improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections.

Eligible 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.

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. Within the conservation field, conservators usually specialize in the care of specific types of collections, such as objects, paper, or paintings. 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. Furthermore, organizations or collections that represent the contributions of under-represented communities are highly encouraged.

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. For additional information. see: https://www.neh.gov/sites/default/files/inline-files/Preservation%20Asssitance%20Grants%202021%20and%202022%20NOFO%2009.30.2021.pdf#page=7.

For a list of allowable activities, see: https://www.neh.gov/sites/default/files/inline-files/Preservation%20Asssitance%20Grants%202021%20and%202022%20NOFO%2009.30.2021.pdf#page=4.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181003

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$600,000

Number of Grants:

Approximately 55 per deadline

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum award amount is $10,000 ($15,000 for projects related to "A More Perfect Union").

Term of Contract:

The period of performance is up to 18 months, with a start date no earlier than September 1, 2022 (for proposal submitted for the January 13, 2022 deadline.)

Eligibility:

  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants: U.S. nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, public and 501(c)(3) accredited institutions of higher education, state and local governmental agencies, and federally recognized Native American tribal governments.

Individuals, foreign and for-profit entities are not eligible to apply.

Additional eligibility information can be found at https://www.neh.gov/sites/default/files/inline-files/Preservation%20Asssitance%20Grants%202021%20and%202022%20NOFO%2009.30.2021.pdf#page=9.

Funding restrictions can be found at https://www.neh.gov/sites/default/files/inline-files/Preservation%20Asssitance%20Grants%202021%20and%202022%20NOFO%2009.30.2021.pdf#page=29.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Due Dates:
- January 13, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time

Anticipated Announcement:
August 2022 (for proposals submitted for the January 13, 2022 deadline)

Ensure your SAM.gov and Grants.gov registrations and passwords are current. NEH will not grant deadline extensions for lack of registration. Registration in all systems, including SAM.gov and Grants.gov, may take up to 1 month to complete.

Cost sharing is not required in this program. Applicants may use voluntary cost sharing for projects in which the total costs exceed the amount awarded by NEH.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329203

For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov page above.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

If you have questions about the program, contact:
Division of Preservation and Access
National Endowment for the Humanities
400 Seventh Street, SW
Washington, DC 20506
202-606-8570
preservation@neh.gov

If you have questions about administrative requirements or allowable costs, contact:
Office of Grant Management
National Endowment for the Humanities
400 Seventh Street, SW
Washington, DC 20506
202-606-8494
grantmanagement@neh.gov

If you have questions about registering or renewing your registration with login.gov or SAM.gov, contact the Federal Service Desk Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time at:
Federal Service Desk: FSD.gov
U.S. calls: 866-606-8220
International calls: +1 334-206-7828

CFDA Number:

45.149

Funding or Pin Number:

20210114-PG

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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