Friday, August 14, 2009

Conservation Project Support Grant

FY 2010 Deadline:
October 1, 2009

Grant Amount:
Up to $150,000

Grant Period:
Generally up to two years; three years with strong justification

Matching Requirement:
1:1 for total project request

Program Contacts:

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

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

Conference Calls

The Institute has scheduled two conference calls to give prospective applicants an opportunity to ask the IMLS staff questions pertaining to Conservation Project Support program grants.

Date: Thursday, August 20th
Time: 3 PM ET
Participant Dial-In Number: (800) 603-9527
Conference ID: 72461040

Date: Wednesday, September 2nd
Time: 3 PM ET
Participant Dial-In Number: (800) 603-9527
Conference ID: 72461040

Program Overview
The Conservation Project Support program awards grants to help museums identify conservation needs and priorities, and perform activities to ensure the safekeeping of their collections.

Conservation Project Support grants help museums develop and implement a logical, institution-wide approach to caring for their living and material collections. Applicants should apply for the project that meets one of the institution’s highest conservation needs. All applications must demonstrate that the primary goal of the project is conservation care, and not collection management or maintenance.

Grants are available for many types of conservation activities, including surveys (general, detailed condition, or environmental); training; treatment; and environmental improvements.

Museums are encouraged to share the impact of conservation activities with their communities through outreach and programs.