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CCAHA Accepting Applications for Assessment Programs

CCAHA is seeking applicants for its Risk Assessment and Emergency Preparedness Program and its Preservation Needs Assessment Program. Through funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, CCAHA is able to offer a limited number of subsidized assessments and plans (valued at over $5,000) for $350. 

 

Risk Assessment and Emergency Preparedness Program

One of the most important steps a cultural institution can take to safeguard its collections is to be prepared in the event of an emergency or disaster. An Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan is an integral part of a comprehensive Preservation Program. The preparation and continued updating of a plan has several benefits including identification of areas of risk and hazards, establishment of procedures and systems to mitigate potential risks, determination of collections priorities, and development of procedures for quick response to limit damage to collections.

Institutions selected to participate in CCAHA's competitive Risk Assessment and Emergency Preparedness Program will receive a site visit from a CCAHA preservation expert. The assessor will spend one full day on-site at the institution. The institution will receive a written risk assessment report and will work with a CCAHA preservation expert to develop a full emergency preparedness and response plan for their collections.   

For more information and to apply, click here.

 

Preservation Needs Assessment Program

A preservation needs assessment is a key first step in the process of caring for collections.  In addition to pinpointing areas of concern, the preservation needs assessment is widely recognized as a valuable tool in fundraising. Many funders strongly recommend that potential applicants cite the findings of these assessments within their grant applications for conservation and preservation projects.

Institutions selected to participate in CCAHA's competitive Preservation Needs Assessment Program will receive a site visit from a CCAHA preservation expert consisting of a review of the site, an examination of the collections, and interviews with relevant staff. The CCAHA assessor will spend one full day on-site at the institution. The institution will also receive a written report providing observations, recommendations, and resources to serve as a guide in the development of a comprehensive preservation plan for the collections. The report can become a valuable tool for institutional strategic planning and fundraising. 

For more information and to apply, click here. 

 

All applications must be emailed or postmarked by Friday, March 17, 2017.