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Funding Opportunities

A number of funding agencies make grants available for assessments, conservation treatment, digitization, audio preservation, and other preservation activities. NEDCC can help plan and carry out these grant-funded activities and can offer advice on planning proposals.

To begin a conversation about working with NEDCC on a grant project, contact: [email protected], call 978-470-1010, or visit our Staff Pages for direct contacts.


Deadlines at a glance

03/03/23 Conserv Preventive Conservation | Award supports preservation assessments. (Up to $1000)
04/01/23 - NHPRC-Mellon Planning Grants for Collaborative Digitial Editions in African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American History and Ethnic Studies | Award supports assessments and professional development.
04/19/23 - CLIR Recordings At Risk | Award supports digital reformatting of audio materials.
05/16/23 - NEH Cultural and Community Resilience Program Grants | NEDCC's Preservation Services can provide assistance in emergency preparedness training, cultural heritage identification, and documentation projects. 
06/06/23 - NEA Grants for Arts Projects (round 2) | Award supports conservation and preservation.
06/18/23 - NEH Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grants (HCRR) | Award supports planning, assessments, digitization, rehousing, and conservation treatment leading to enhanced access.
07/23 - California Revealed - Digitization and Preservation Assistance | Award supports the digitization of collections that are significant to California history. 


Fundraising and Grant Writing Tips 

Browse free on-demand webinars on creative fundraising for preservation and writing your preservation assistance grant.  Visit NEDCC's Crowdfunding for Preservation page to learn how to create a successful fundraising campaign using social media and crowdfunding.

Helpful webinars include:
Getting Ready for Preservation Grant Season
Writing Grants for Audio Preservation and Reformatting
Writing Your Preservation Assistant Grant
Starting a Conservation Project: How to Get the Most Out of Your Money
Creative Fundraising for Preservation