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Grants

Looking to help fund your digital preservation project? Consider if grants might be an opportunity for you.

Digital preservation initiatives can often qualify for grant funding as they increase access to primary source evidence, preserve critical pieces of our shared history and provide experiences to the general public who are unable to physically visit museums or archives.

We want to help you save history in whatever way we can, so we’ve pulled together a list of grants that might relate to your project. Take a look and let us know if we can help get you started with a quote to include in your application.

    NEA Grants for Arts Projects

    Grant Deadline:    07/07/2022
    Grant Amount:    $10,000–$100,000

    This National Endowment for the Arts Grant is designed to support projects that enhance public engagement with, and access to, various forms of art. Digital preservation projects would apply to the following criteria:

    • Support of Exhibitions
    • Care of Collections
    • Conservation
    • Community Engagement

    IMLS Inspire! Grants for Small Museums

    Grant Deadline:    11/15/2022
    Grant Amount:    $5,000 - $50,000

    This Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant is designed to support small museums’ projects that serve the public. Digital preservation projects would apply to the following criteria:

    • Digital Learning Resources
    • Collections Management, Curation, Care and Conservation
    • Exhibitions
    • Collections Stewardship and Access
    • Institutional Capacity

    IMLS Museum Grants for African American History and Culture

    Grant Deadline:    11/15/2022
    Grant Amount:    $5,000 - $250,000

    This Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant is designed to build the capacity of African American Museums. Digital preservation projects would apply to the following criteria:

    • Build Institutional Capacity
    • Increase Access to Museum and Archival Collections at African American Museums and Historically Black Colleges and Universities

    IMLS Museums for America

    Grant Deadline:    11/15/2022
    Grant Amount:    $5,000 - $250,000

    This Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant is designed to support projects of museums of all sizes that strengthen their ability to serve their public. Digital preservation projects would apply to the following criteria:

    • Digital Learning Resources
    • Collections Management, Curation, Care and Conservation
    • Exhibitions
    • Collections Stewardship and Access
    • Community Engagement

    IMLS National Leadership Grants for Museums

    Grant Deadline:    11/15/2022
    Grant Amount:    $5,000 - $750,000

    This Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant is designed to support projects that address critical needs of the museum field. Digital preservation projects would apply to the following criteria:

    • Collections Management, Curation, Care and Conservation
    • Build Institutional Capacity
    • Collections Stewardship and Access
    • Community Engagement

    IMLS Native American Library Services: Enhancement Grants

    Grant Deadline:    11/15/2022
    Grant Amount:    $10,000–$150,000

    This Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant is designed to support Native American tribes in improving core library services. Digital preservation projects would apply to the following criteria:

    • Strengthening Community Engagement
    • Advancing Collections Stewardship and Access
    • Enhance Preservation and Revitalization of Native American Cultures and Languages

    IMLS Native American / Native Hawaiian Museum Services Program

    Grant Deadline:    11/15/2022
    Grant Amount:    $5,000–$100,000

    This Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant is designed to support Native Hawaiians in sustaining heritage, culture and knowledge. Digital preservation projects would apply to the following criteria:

    • Sustaining Heritage, Culture and Knowledge
    • Organizational Capacity Building
    • Collections Stewardship

    NEH Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections

    Grant Deadline:    01/12/2023
    Grant Amount:    Maximum Amount of $50,000–$350,000

    This National Endowment for the Humanities Grant is designed to support cultural institutions preserving large and diverse collections for future generations by supporting sustainable conservation measures. Digital preservation projects would apply to the following criteria:

    • Prolong Useful Life of Collections
    • Support Institutional Resilience
    • Prevent Catastrophic Loss from Emergencies
    • Sustainable Preventive Conservation Measures

    NEH Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions

    Grant Deadline:    01/12/2023
    Grant Amount:    Maximum Amount of $10,000

    This National Endowment for the Humanities Grant is designed to support small to mid-sized institutions improve their ability to preserve and care for their collections. Digital preservation projects would apply to the following criteria:

    • Draw on Knowledge of Consultants Whose Preservation Experience Relates to Their Collections
    • Preserve and Care for Significant Humanities Collections