Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections

Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections

National Endowment for the Humanities


The synopsis for this grant opportunity is detailed below, following this paragraph. This synopsis contains all of the updates to this document that have been posted as of 08/27/2012 . If updates have been made to the opportunity synopsis, update information is provided below the synopsis.
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Document Type:Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number:20121204-PF
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Posted Date:Aug 27, 2012
Creation Date:Aug 27, 2012
Original Closing Date for Applications:Dec 04, 2012   
Current Closing Date for Applications:Dec 04, 2012   
Archive Date:Jan 03, 2013
Funding Instrument Type:Grant 
Category of Funding Activity:Humanities (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA) 
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards:
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Award Ceiling:$350,000
Award Floor:$0
CFDA Number(s):45.149  --  Promotion of the Humanities_Division of Preservation and Access
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:No

Eligible Applicants

State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Special district governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education

Additional Information on Eligibility:

Agency Name

National Endowment for the Humanities


Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections (SCHC) helps cultural institutions meet the complex challenge of preserving large and diverse holdings of humanities materials for future generations by supporting preventive conservation measures that mitigate deterioration and prolong the useful life of collections. Libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country are responsible for collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art, and historical objects that facilitate research, strengthen teaching, and provide opportunities for life-long learning in the humanities. To preserve and ensure continued access to such collections, institutions must implement preventive conservation measures, which encompass managing relative humidity, temperature, light, and pollutants in collection spaces; providing protective storage enclosures and systems for collections; and safeguarding collections from theft and from natural and man-made disasters. As museums, libraries, archives, and other collecting institutions strive to be effective stewards of humanities collections, they must find ways to implement preventive conservation measures that are scientifically sound and sustainable. This program therefore helps cultural repositories plan and implement preservation strategies that pragmatically balance effectiveness, cost, and environmental impact. Projects should be designed to be as cost effective, energy efficient, and environmentally sensitive as possible, and they should aim to mitigate the greatest risks to collections rather than to meet prescriptive targets. 

Link to Additional Information


If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division of Preservation and Access
Room 411
National Endowment for the Humanities
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20506
202-606-8570 or preservation@neh.gov

Synopsis Modification History

There are currently no modifications for this opportunity.

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