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State Grant Opportunities

Granting agencies vary by state, but grant programs for preservation and conservation initiatives are frequently managed by the state library, archives, Department of Education, or Department of Cultural Resources. Regional organizations (such as local heritage networks) may also also provide this funding, as well as foundations across the country. Below is a helpful list of funding organizations. Be sure to check their grant deadlines.

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.


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CALIFORNIA
COLORADO
CONNECTICUT
GEORGIA
ILLINOIS
IOWA
KENTUCKY
MAINE
MASSACHUSETTS
MINNESOTA
MONTANA
NEW HAMPSHIRE
NEW JERSEY
NEW YORK
NORTH CAROLINA
OHIO
OREGON
PENNSYLVANIA
RHODE ISLAND
SOUTH CAROLINA
TEXAS
UTAH
VIRGINIA
WASHINGTON
WEST VIRGINIA
WYOMING

OTHER FUNDING SOURCES


CALIFORNIA

- California Natural Resources Agency - California Museum Grant Program


COLORADO

- Historical Records Reg-Grant Program


CONNECTICUT

- Connecticut State Library - Historic Documents Preservation Grant Program
Deadline: Cycle 1 (April 30, 2022) OR Cycle 2 (Sept 30, 2022)
Eligible activities include preservation assessments, reformatting, or conservation.

- Conservation ConneCTion - Collections Assessment Grant
Deadline: Oct 11, 2022
Eligible activities include providing small and mid-sized museums with a free assessment of their museum and archive collections.


GEORGIA

- GA Archives - Historical Records Preservation Grant


KENTUCKY

- KY Local History Trust Fund

- Local Records Grant Program


ILLINOIS

- IL State Archives - Historical Records Grant Program


IOWA

- Historical Resource Development Grant
Deadline: May 2, 2022
Eligible activities include preservation training, preservation, and conservation.


MAINE

- Maine State Archives

- Maine Humanities Council

Learn More

- Maine State Library


Massachusetts

- MA Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) - MBLC Preservation Assessment Grants

- MBLC/ LSTA Town-wide Preservation Assessment and Collection Identification
 

- MA State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) - NHPRC Re-Granting Program FY2021

- Preservation Grants for Massachusetts Veterans Collections, Monuments, and Memorials 
from the Secretary of the Commonwealth William Francis Galvin and the Massachusetts State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB).

- MA State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) - 
Veterans Heritage Grants

- MA Community Preservation Coalition Community Preservation Act (CPA)

READ THE NEDCC STORY about the successful CPA project for the town of Billerica, Massachusetts: "Under Construction: The Great Deed of Billerica - Conservation Treatment, Digitization, and Rehousing." And from the MA Community Preservation Coalition.

- Mass Humanities

MA Cultural Council

- MA Cultural Council and MassDevelopment

- Essex Heritage Partnership Grant Program


MINNESOTA

- MN Historical Society Legacy Grants


Montana

- MT State Library - Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)

The Montana State Library has $10,000 in Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds available for adding special collections to the Montana Memory Project (MMP.)


New Hampshire

- NH Department of Cultural Resources - NH State Library - Conservation License Plate Grant Program (Mooseplate Grants)

Deadline: May 6, 2022

New Jersey

- New Jersey Historical Commission Project Grants


NEW YORK

- NY State Arts Council/ Greater Hudson Heritage Network  - Conservation Treatment Grant Program
Deadline: June 1, 2022

A partnership of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and Greater Hudson Heritage Network (GHHN) that provides support for treatment procedures by professional conservators
​to aid in stabilizing and preserving objects in collections of museums, historical, and cultural organizations in New York State. The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation has provided additional dedicated support for conservation treatment projects on Long Island and New York City.

- NY State Archives

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- NY State Library  - The New York State Program for the Conservation and Preservation of Library Research Materials Discretionary Grant Program


North Carolina

- NC Preservation Consortium - NC Preservation Grants 


OHIO

- OH History Fund

- OH Historical Records Advisory Board - Grants for Ohio Repositories

- OH State Library of Ohio


Oregon

- Oregon Museum Grant 
Deadline: April 13, 2022

Awards are given to museums conducting projects for the care and management of heritage collections.


Pennsylvania

- PA Historical and Museum Commission


Rhode Island

- RI Foundation -  Joseph O’Neill Ott Fund
Deadline: June 3, 2022

Grants generally range from $250 to $750 and support direct conservation efforts for paper-based documents, photographs, and other two-dimensional historical evidence (excluding artwork).

RIHRAB Professional Development Support Funds
Deadline: Apply for funding anytime between July-December 2022

In 2022 the RI Historical Records Advisory Board, with continued support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), will be awarding limited funding, with a maximum of $1,000 per person, to individuals working and volunteering in Rhode Island institutions seeking professional development in archives. Funds would cover NEDCC registration fees for current training programs.


SOUTH CAROLINA

- SHRAB Regrant Program: Historical Records Regrant Program

  • Letter of Intent due (required): April 15, 2022
  • Draft Proposal due (optional): April 20, 2022
  • Final Applications due: May 31, 2022

Texas

- TX Historical Foundation

Learn More


UTAH

- Utah Division of Archives and Records Services


Virginia

Virginia Association of Museums, Virginia Top 10 Endangered Artifacts

- Library of Virginia, Circuit Court Records Grant Program


Washington

- Benton County Washington - Historic Preservation Grant Program


west Virginia

- WV Department of Arts, Culture & History


Wyoming

State Historical Records Advisory Board Grants


OTHER STATE FUNDING SOURCES

- Historic New England - Community Preservation Grants

- Presbyterian Historical Society – Preservation Grants for Churches
Deadline: Dec 31 yearly