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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

04/17 - (Letter of intent) South Carolina State Historical Records Advisory Board Historical Records Regrant Program | Award supports preservation training.
04/17 - CLIR Recordings at Risk | Award supports audio preservation.
- NEH Research and Development | Award supports preservationconservation, and audio preservation.
05/21 - NEH Cultural and Community Resilience Program Grants | NEDCC's Preservation Services can assist in emergency preparedness training, cultural heritage identification, and documentation projects. 
07/16 -NEH Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grants (HCRR) | Award supports planning, assessments, digitization, rehousing, and conservation treatment leading to enhanced access.
11/15 - IMLS Museums of America | Award supports surveys and assessments, conservation treatment, and digitization.
11/15 - IMLS Museums Grants for African American History and Culture | Award supports training and conservation.
11/15 - IMLS Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services Program | Award supports collection assessments, digitization and digital assessments, conservation surveys and treatment.
11/15 - IMLS Inspire! Grants for Small Museums | Award supports training, collection assessments, digitizationconservation surveys and treatment.


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