U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities’ Preservation and Access Education and Training Grant Program
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Grant information page
Description of program
The Preservation and Access Education and Training program supports the development of knowledge and skills among professionals responsible for preserving and establishing access to humanities collections. Thousands of libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country maintain important collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture collections, electronic records, and digital objects. The challenge of preserving and making accessible such large and diverse holdings is enormous, and the need for knowledgeable staff is significant and ongoing.
Preservation and Access Education and Training grants are awarded to organizations that offer national or regional education and training programs that reach audiences in more than one state. Grants aim to help the staff of cultural institutions, large and small, obtain the knowledge and skills needed to serve as effective stewards of humanities collections. Grants also support educational programs that prepare the next generation of preservation professionals, as well as projects that introduce the staff of cultural institutions to new information and advances in preservation and access practices.
This year, we have a new special encouragement for applicants in federally declared disaster areas: Mindful of the importance of preserving cultural heritage in regions affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, as well as wildfires and mudslides in California, and recognizing the importance of planning, mitigation, and long-term recovery efforts, NEH encourages applications from-and projects that support-cultural institutions in federally designated disaster areas. Project activities can include training sessions related to recovery efforts, the development of regional mutual aid consortia, and workshops focused on emergency planning and response.
Any U.S. nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status is eligible (including institutions of higher education), as are state and local governmental agencies, and federally recognized Native American tribal governments. To be eligible to apply, applicants must offer national or regional education and training programs that reach audiences in more than one state.
You may direct questions to Senior Program Officer Joshua Sternfeld. firstname.lastname@example.org.