Deadline: Round 1: January 6, 2020
Round 2: June 1, 2020
Grant amount: $4,200
Hiring a preservation consultant to conduct an institutional preservation assessment
Grant Amount: Up to $30,000
The public library and other local repositories will receive a preservation assessment conducted by an MBLC-hired consultant.
MBLC / LSTA Conserving and Digitizing Library and Archival Materials Grants
Deadline: A Letter of Intent must be submitted to the MBLC by December 2019, with the "Conserving and Digitizing Library and Archival Material" option checked off.
Grant Amounts: up to $30,000
Conservation treatment and digitization
Grant funding through the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)
Purchase of supplies and materials needed to arrange, describe, preserve, and make accessible archival collections.
CPA funding can also be used for the conservation and preservation of documents and artifacts as "Historic Resources." Learn more about funding conservation treatment through CPA funding.
Communities in Massachusetts that have created a local Community Preservation Fund.
Deadline: Closed for FY 2020 - watch for new guidelines
Award amounts: Up to $15,000
Eligible projects must be relevant to veterans and their military encounters, and may include:
• preservation or digitization of historic documents and photographs;
• increased access to archival collections;
• oral history projects;
• renovation, rehabilitation, restoration, or enhancement of existing monuments or memorials;
• proposals to construct new markers for historically significant sites;
• planning projects will also be considered.
The program is in its fourth year beyond the initial awards made by the Massachusetts Sesquicentennial Commission of the American Civil War. Over multiple rounds of funding, the SHRAB has awarded over $600,000 in matching funds to over 40 projects across the Commonwealth.
The program is open to Massachusetts municipalities and non-profit organizations, such as libraries, historical societies and commissions, museums, and universities. Grants provide state matching funds of up to 50 percent of a project’s total cost. Applicants can apply for up to $15,000.00 per project.
Funding priorities change periodically, so potential applicants should consult the MHC website for current grant opportunities. Current grant information available here.
Grants are often available for historical archival and museum collections and facilities projects. The exact nature of the grant programs changes frequently, so be sure to check the Archives’ website for updates before planning to apply.
Submission Deadlines: Contact the State Archives for deadline info.
Grant amount: up to $1,000
Basic preservation steps; Description; Digitization
Historical Records Collections Grants: Major Projects
Deadline: Contact the State Archives for deadline info.
Grant amount: Up to $4,000
Basic preservation steps; Description; Digitization
Grants support the interests, needs, and local creativity of communities as they plan local commemorations of the state's 2020 Bicentennial and to ensure that citizens throughout Maine have the opportunity to participate in Maine’s Bicentennial commemoration.
Bicentennial Project Grants - Small
Deadlines: September 1, 2019, February 1, 2020, June 1, 2020
Maximum Award: $500 (Required Match: None)
Bicentennial Project Grants - Large
Deadline: September 1, 2019, February 1, 2020, June 1, 2020
Maximum Award: Up to $10,000 (Required Match: 1 to 1 cash or in-kind match is strongly encouraged)
The Maine State Library offers a helpful list of funding opportunities in Maine as well as grantwriting tips.
Funding and Grant Sources in Maine
Hartford, CT ctstatelibrary.org
Grants are available to Connecticut municipalities.
The CT State Library grant program supports municipalities in making significant improvements to the preservation and management of their most valuable records.
Deadlines: FY2020 Cycle 2: September 30, 2019
(For municipalities that have not already received an FY2020 Cycle 1 grant.)
FY2020 Funding Levels
Small municipality: $5,500
Medium Municipality: $7,500
Large Municipality: $10,500
Deadlines: April - Letter of Intent - Required
June - Application deadline
Grant amount: up to $10,000
ELIGIBLE GRANT ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
For materials important to the history of New Hampshire: Stabilization; conservation treatment; preservation microfilming; digital reformatting; arrangement and description; staffing; preservation needs assessments; archival housing supplies.
Greater Hudson Heritage Network
Deadline: June 1, 2020
Grant amount: up to $7,500
Grant period: 1 year
Division of Library Development
All applications are now submitted online. Deadline date usually November.
Office of Cultural Education
New York State Education Department
The New York State Archives offers grants and awards to support, promote and recognize sound archival and records management practices, as well as to encourage creative and valuable uses of archival records. The State Archives administers four grant programs that promote the use and care of records.
Deadline: March 15th annually
Grant Amount: Maximum Award $2,000
The History Fund supports the preservation and sharing of Ohio’s heritage by funding local, regional, and statewide projects, programs, and events related to Ohio’s history and pre-history. The fund was developed by the Ohio History Connection with a focus on preserving, interpreting, and presenting Ohio’s cultural heritage. The fund provides grants in three categories: Organizational Development, Programs & Collections, and Bricks & Mortar.
Grants for Ohio Repositories
Amounts: $500 to $5,000
Assessment and Strategic Planning; Access, Arrangement, and Description; Preservation Supplies; Website Development
Grant amount: $250 to $750
Each year, Historic New England offers $1,000 Community Preservation Grants to small and mid-size heritage organizations in all six New England states. These grants support projects that raise the visibility of historic preservation and further Historic New England’s Everyone’s History initiative to present diverse stories of life in our region.
Deadlines: March 29, 2019, or July 26, 2019
The Foundation advises calling to discuss your project before submitting.
Complete Information and Guidelines
35 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
4 North Atlantic Wharf
Charleston, SC 29401
The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will accept applications for grant funding from the Kentucky Local History Trust Fund starting Sept. 1 and continuing through Oct. 12.
Local history organizations, libraries, museums and other groups are eligible to apply for grant amounts of up to $2,500 to support activities designed to strengthen the organization. Eligible projects include, but are not limited to, collection assessments, staff/board development, local history education programs, collections care, and exhibits.
Taxpayer contributions make possible the Local History Trust Fund grant pool. People can check a box on their tax returns to contribute part or all of their refunds to the fund.
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.)
Funds must be used for costs specific to digitizing materials
Funding awards can be up to $1,500 per project and must be used for costs (No match is required, but libraries are asked to track time and funds contributed to the project.)
All Montana libraries are eligible to apply for these funds. Museums, historical societies, and archives in the state may also apply to have collections added to the MMP working in partnership with a local library. The Project Funding award will be made to the partner library.
Friday, November 29, 2019
The Texas Historical Foundation provides funds for historic preservation projects and promote Lone Star history education. Millions of dollars of THF funding have helped save important pieces of Texas history—buildings, artifacts, documents, and archaeology.
More than 100 libraries, archives, and academic institutions across the state support the Texas Historical Foundation as dues-paying members.
Texas Historical Foundation grants provide seed money to help organizations save their own pieces of the state’s past. Proposals for the following types of projects are considered quarterly:
From $1,000 to $5,000, suggested requests
September 1; December 1; March 1; June 1
View the grant FAQs and download the application form HERE.