Core Preservation Administration Interest Group

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Purpose: Focuses on both broad and specific preservation issues in libraries. Topics encompass physical collections generally, and occasionally digital preservation issues. We serve academic, public, special, and other types of libraries.

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This interest group is part of Core's Metadata and Collections Section.

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NEH Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions: Applications Due 1/13/2022

  • 1.  NEH Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions: Applications Due 1/13/2022

    Posted Oct 18, 2021 02:59 PM

    Application Available for Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions! 

    Due: January 13, 2022 

    Maximum funding: $10,000 ($15,000 for A More Perfect Union planning projects) 

    Funding for: Preservation assessments, planning, and supplies; Professional development on preservation & access topics 

    More information: 


    Preservation Assistance Grants help small and mid-sized cultural institutions improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections through assessment, consultation, training and the purchase of supplies, furniture, and equipment. Projects may support the preservation of physical as well as digital humanities collections.  

    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. When assessing the preservation needs of library, museum, or archival holdings, applicants should seek a consultant whose specialty is appropriate for the nature of their collections and who is 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. 

    Encouragements for 2022: 

    • Applicants planning for activities aligned with the Agency initiative, A More Perfect Union, may apply for up to $15,000. 
    • Applicants in federally declared disaster areas may apply for disaster relief supplies and activities, including conservation treatment and temporary storage and relocation. 

    A pre-application webinar for prospective applicants will be held November 29, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time.  Join using this link: Preservation Assistance Grant Webinar. No pre-registration is required. The webinar will be recorded and available online afterward. 

    Want to receive updates from the NEH Division of Preservation & Access? Subscribe here and select the topics and funding opportunities you're interested in, including Preservation Assistance Grants:  

    Sean Ferguson