Deadline: Round 1: TBD
Round 2: TBD
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.
Grant funding through the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)
Award amount: Up to $1,000 (25% cost share)
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.
MA Community Preservation Coalition's Post about the Project
Mass Humanities grants are made possible through the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Mass Cultural Council, and the generosity of their donors.
Local History Grants support small Massachusetts organizations in working with their historical collections. We offer two kinds of Local History Grants:
Submission Deadlines: Awarded monthly, Oct through June, except for November and December
Mass Cultural Council is an independent state agency that promotes excellence, access, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and sciences to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and contribute to the economic vitality of our communities. The Council pursues this mission through a combination of grants, services, and advocacy for cultural organizations, schools, communities, and artists.
Part of the Cultural Investment Portfolio, Projects Grants are one-year grants for specific, eligible, public programming to provide access, excellence, diversity, or education in the arts, humanities, or sciences, and are not for general operating support. These grants provide a point of entry for smaller organizations, many of whom provide unique opportunities for Massachusetts residents to participate with cultural events in their own communities.
Deadline: March 2, 2021
Award Amounts: Either $1,000 or $25,00
LEARN MORE: Application Process
Program administered by Mass Cultural Council and MassDevelopment supports capital projects within the cultural sector. The Cultural Facilities Fund was created by an act of the Legislature in 2006 to achieve the following goals:
Deadline: February 19, 2021
Award amounts: $2,000 (1:1 matching grant)
The Essex Heritage Partnership Grant Program is a matching grant program created to foster and support the stewardship activities of municipalities and organizations that share Essex Heritage’s mission to preserve and enhance the historic, cultural and natural resources of the Essex National Heritage Area (Essex County). Impacting many in the region, the 22-year old program has invested more than $1.5 million in support of the region’s nationally significant heritage.
Education, preservation, or interpretation projects, or any project carried out in order to improve accessibility or inclusion for underserved communities. Preservation or digitization of cultural heritage collections are eligible.
Charles Smith, Essex Heritage Partnership Program,
or call 978-740-0444.
Funding priorities change periodically, so potential applicants should consult the MHC website for current grant opportunities. Current grant information available here.
No grants are available from the Maine Historical Records Advisory Board at this time. (2020 Update)
The Maine State Library offers a helpful list of funding opportunities in Maine as well as grantwriting tips.
Funding and Grant Sources for Libraries 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: 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: Sept 1, 2021
Grant amount: up to $7,500 (No match required)
Grant period: 1 year
GHHN is partnering with the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation for 2021 Conservation Treatment Grant Support for Long Island and New York City museums, for a total of $50,000 dedicated funding for Nassau & Suffolk Counties and NCY museums. Application guidelines coming soon!
The Conservation Treatment Grant provides support for treatment procedures by professional conservators to aid in stabilizing, preserving, and making accessible to the public an array of unique objects 'at risk' in collections in museums, historical and cultural organizations of all sizes. Grants will support conservation needs of the many types of artifacts typically found in art and history museums and historical societies throughout Long Island and NYC.
Division of Library Development
The purposes of the Conservation/Preservation program are to encourage the proper care and accessibility of research materials, to promote the use and development of guidelines and technical standards for conservation/preservation work, and to support the growth of local and cooperative activities within the context of emerging national preservation programs.
The Discretionary Grant Program supports the preservation of library research materials with significant research value. As defined in the Commissioner's Regulations, library research materials mean informational materials in print, non-print, manuscript or any other format or medium. Eligible materials may therefore include books, journals, newspapers, documents, photographic prints and negatives, sound recordings, maps, architectural drawings, and other materials whose primary value is informational.
Deadline: November 20, 2020
Complete 2021-2022 information and guidelines
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
Deadline: October 1, 2020
Amounts: Up to $5,000 with no match, and up to $15,000 with 50/50 match.
Collections Care Projects - Digitization, reformatting, preservation supplies, inventory and surveys, training for staff, emergency/disaster mitigation and action projects.
Local Government Records Care Projects - arrangement and description, reformatting, preservation supplies, emergency preparedness activities
The Pennsylvania State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) is pleased to announce a new cycle of Historical & Archival Records Care Grants, funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC). Awards will improve the preservation of historically valuable original records.
Published/printed material, works-of-art, textiles, artifacts and museum objects are not eligible. The grants are administered on a competitive basis, and funding for the awards is for two years. Grants will be awarded based on review of the application by a sub-committee(s) of the SHRAB.
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.
The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will accept applications for grant funding from the Kentucky Local History Trust Fund starting Sept. and continuing through Oct.
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.
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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.
Deadline: Sept 18, 2020
Award levels: Between $20,000 and $40,000
Funded by proceeds from Snoopy License Plate sales. Seeking projects that support and enhance museum services that recognize the importance of making art, science, history, and culture available to the residents of California, with emphasis on underserved communities, and those severely impacted by COVID-19.
Many states provide funding for records preservation through their historic preservation programs and other state government grants.
Illinois – Historical Records Grant Program:
Colorado – Historical Records Reg-Grant Program:
Minnesota – Minnesota Historical Society Legacy Grants:
Washington – Historic Preservation Grant Program:
Iowa - Historical Resource Development Grant:
Georgia – Historical Records Preservation Grant:
Wyoming – State Historical Records Advisory Board Grants:
New Jersey – New Jersey Historical Commission Project Grants:
Kentucky – Local Records Grant Program
West Virginia – Records Management and Preservation Board Grants:
Utah Division of Archives and Records Services:
Presbyterian Historical Society – Preservation Grants for Churches:
Up to $500 to digitize records