Friday, August 14, 2009

Connecting to Collections Statewide Implementation Grants

Connecting to Collections
Statewide Implementation Grants

2010 Deadline: December 15, 2009

2010 Grant Amount: Up to $500,000

2010 Grant Period: Up to two years

Program Contacts:
Christine Henry, Senior Program Officer
Phone: 202/653-4674

Mark Feitl, Program Specialist
Phone: 202/653-4635

Program Overview
Statewide Implementation Grants, an important component of the Connecting to Collections initiative, will fund a limited number of grants to implement the plans or models created with the Statewide Planning grants, addressing issues identified in the Heritage Health Index, to:

o provide safe conditions for their collections;
o develop an emergency plan;
o assign responsibility for collections care; and
o work together to increase public and private support for, and raise public awareness about, collections care.

These grants are designed to encourage people and institutions in each state to cooperate on a plan that will benefit all. Project activities should accommodate needs of institutions in each state; they do not need to address all four recommendations. Each state should indicate its most pressing needs, report what has already been done, name the organizations and people to be involved in the planning process, and outline specific next steps.


Building on a successful Statewide Planning Grant, will include multiple partnerships among representatives of libraries, museums, archives, statewide service organizations, and state agencies. Institutions that fulfill the general criteria may apply.

o Library Criteria
o Museum Criteria

*Click here to learn more about A Public Trust at Risk: The Heritage Health Index Report on the State of America’s Collections, a landmark study conducted by Heritage Preservation in partnership with IMLS.