Friday, August 14, 2009

Connecting to Collections Statewide Planning Grants

Connecting to Collections
Statewide Planning Grants

Grant program guidelines are made available approximately 90 days before the grant deadline. Until that time, guidelines from the previous year are available for your reference, but you must use the current fiscal year application when you apply.

2009 Grant Program Guidelines (PDF, 623 KB) at Instructions

2010 Deadline: December 15, 2009

2010 Grant Amount: Up to $40,000

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 Planning Grants, an important component of the Connecting to Collections initiative, foster partnerships among organizations in a state, commonwealth, or territory to implement recommendations of the Heritage Health Index (HHI), which recommends that collections in the public trust should:

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.

In 2010, the Institute plans to award one grant to each of the following eligible states, commonwealths, and territories that have not yet received a Statewide Planning Grant:

o American Samoa
o Arizona
o Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
o Federated States of Micronesia
o Hawaii
o Idaho
o Louisiana
o Missouri
o Montana
o Nebraska
o Nevada
o Puerto Rico
o Republic of Palau
o Republic of the Marshall Islands
o Washington, DC
o West Virginia
o Wisconsin