The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Conservation Project Support program helps museums identify conservation needs and priorities and perform activities that ensure the safekeeping of their collections. It assigns priority to the development and implementation of a logical, institutionwide approach to caring for their living and material collections.
Funding may support: Conservation treatment of collections; surveys (general conservation surveys, detailed conservation surveys, and environmental surveys); training of staff, volunteers, and students; and environmental improvements
Grant amount: Up to $150,000 (1:1 match required)
Application deadline: October 3, 2011
Eligible organizations: Museums (including aquariums, arboretums, art museums, botanical gardens, children/youth museums, general museums, historic houses/sites, history museums, natural history/anthropology museums, nature centers, planetariums, science/technology centers, specialized museums, and zoological parks) that are either private nonprofit organizations or units of state or local government
For complete guidelines and application forms: Visit IMLS's website
How we can help: CCAHA offers free grant application support, including project planning, grant review, letter of commitment, and resumes of CCAHA personnel, for projects that involve significant work by CCAHA
Applications must be submitted through grants.gov, the government-wide grants portal. For more information, visit the IMLS grants.gov tips website.