Grants and Funding for Preservation

Foundation Grants for Preservation in Libraries, Archives, and Museums

The Library of Congress and the Foundation Center, in a joint partnership, have recently compiled a new Web-based fundraising guide to help the preservation community save the nation’s millions of at-risk artifacts for future generations.

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National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions

Preservation Assistance grants 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 $5,000 support preservation related collection assessments, consultations, and workshops, and institutional and collaborative disaster and emergency planning.

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CAPES: Caucus Archival Projects Evaluation Service

A special program of the NJ Caucus of the Mid-Atlantic Region Archives Conference (MARAC), made possible by a grant from the NJ Historical Commission, Department of State. Provides small local libraries, archives, historical societies, agencies, and other non-profit private organizations with assistance from professional archivists in evaluating, organizing, and preserving their archival materials. The records under consideration must relate to the history of New Jersey.

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New Jersey Public Records Preservation Program

2300 Stuyvesant Avenue
PO Box 307
Trenton, NJ 08625-0307

Public Archives and Records Infrastructure Support (PARIS) and Records Disaster Recovery Triage (Records DIRECT) Grant Programs for County and municipal governments: PARIS grants fund strategic advancements to build and improve the infrastructure of public records administration for County and municipal government and archives and records programs statewide.

New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM)

Administers funding for hazard mitigation and disaster recovery.

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New Jersey Council for the Humanities

NJCH, a nonprofit organization, was established in 1973 as the state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. A grant program administered by NJCH and funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities serves as a catalyst for public humanities programs and provides financial support for other nonprofit organizations’ special projects.

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New Jersey Historical Commission

The mission of the New Jersey Historical Commission is to enrich the lives of the public by preserving the historical record and advancing interest in and awareness of New Jersey’s past. NJHC offers a variety of different types of grants. It also offers prizes and a free archival evaluation service called Caucus Archival Projects Evaluation Service or CAPES.

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Beyond Words

Dollar General in collaboration with the ALA, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), and the National Education Association (NEA) is sponsoring a school library disaster relief fund for public school libraries in the states served by Dollar General.  The fund will provide grants to public schools whose school library program has been affected by a disaster.  Grants are to replace or supplement books, media, and/or library equipment in the school library setting.

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