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2024 NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Grant Program: Preservation Supplies and Site Assessment
Historic Preservation Blog from PreservationDirectory.com - Grants, Arts, Culture, Musuems, Historic Preservation, Collection Care, Museum Site AssessmentNew York State
Contributed By: Priscilla Brendler
Email The Author: director@greaterhudson.org
Website: https://www.greaterhudson.org/nyscaghhn-grants.html

The NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Grant Program: Preservation Supplies and Site Assessment is a partnership of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and Greater Hudson Heritage Network (GHHN) that provides funds to purchase collection management supplies and support for half-day museum site assessments for museums, historical, and cultural organizations in New York State. The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation has provided additional dedicated support for projects from Long Island and New York City.

PRESERVATION SUPPLIES GRANT:
Application Portal Opens: May 1, 2024
Application Deadline: May 31, 2024
Maximum Award: $650
Funding to purchase collections management supplies
Grant Guidelines: https://www.greaterhudson.org/uploads/8/5/2/9/8529067/2024_nsycaghhn_preservation_supplies_grant_program.pdf

SITE ASSESSMENT GRANT:
Application Portal Opens: May 1, 2024
Application Deadline: May 31, 2024
Maximum Award: $1,000
For a half-day site visit by a collections consultant to discuss specific areas of stewardship, including identifying collections issues and prioritizing basic steps to improve the care of your collections, followed by a written report.
Grant Guidelines: https://www.greaterhudson.org/uploads/8/5/2/9/8529067/2024_nyscaghhn_site_assessment_grant_guidelines.pdf

APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY: Applications will be accepted from chartered nonprofit museums, historical organizations, or other cultural institutions, either incorporated in or registered to do business in NYS, that own, care for, and exhibit collections to the public. GHHN membership is not required. Federal & municipal museums and historic sites must contact the grant administrator to discuss eligibility. Sites owned by state agencies and religious institutions are ineligible. Organizations with budgets under $250,000 are strongly encouraged to apply.

WHAT WE FUND:
The PRESERVATION SUPPLY GRANT will provide $650 to support general collections management needs. Supplies may include but are not limited to storage boxes, acid-free tissue paper, artifact trays, dividers, UV filtering film, Tyvek sheeting, tape, tags, labels, environmental monitors, etc.

The SITE ASSESSMENT GRANT will provide $1,000 to support a half-day site visit to an organization by a professional museum collections consultant focusing on a collections-related topic.

No match is required for either opportunity.

An applicant may apply to both opportunities in the same year.

WHAT WE DO NOT FUND:

- Grants will not support staff salaries or staff time. 
- Requests for collection care supplies for archival or library materials (i.e., books, ledgers, log books, letters, scrapbooks, newspapers, ephemera, maps, or any item primarily used for informational/research value) will not be supported. 
- Grant program will not support inappropriate materials or supply items that do not adhere to current collection care best practices.
- Requests for a site assessment for archival or library materials and collections (i.e., books, ledgers, log books, letters, scrapbooks, newspapers, ephemera, maps, or any item primarily used for informational/research value) will not be supported. 
- Architectural requests, i.e. engineer’s reports or historic structures reports, will not be supported.
- Applications from sites owned by state agencies and religious institutions will not be supported.

APPLICATION PORTAL:
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Greater Hudson Heritage Network website: https://www.greaterhudson.org/nyscaghhn-grants.html

 


Keywords: Grants, Arts, Culture, Musuems, Historic Preservation, Collection Care, Museum Site AssessmentNew York State

Posted: April 25, 2024
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