2005-2006 National Endowment for the Humanities 

Grants for Stabilizing Humanities Collections


Receipt Deadline: October 3, 2005 (for projects beginning July 2006)


These grants help museums, libraries, archives, and historical
organizations preserve their humanities collections through support for
improved housing and storage, environmental conditions, security,
lighting, and fire protection. 


Eligible activities include: the purchase of storage furniture and the
rehousing of humanities collections and materials that directly document
the collections, such as field notes, site maps, or catalog records; the
improvement of environmental conditions under which collections are
stored or exhibited (which may encompass the installation of climate
control systems); and the installation of security, lighting, and fire
detection and suppression systems. 


Awards are made for up to five years and typically range from $30,000 to
$700,000. Normally, NEH support will not exceed 50% of a project's total


Application materials and instructions are available at:


Applicants are encouraged to contact a program officer in the Division
of Preservation and Access in advance.


For more information, contact the NEH Division of Preservation and
Access by e-mail at [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
or at the telephone number below.


National Endowment for the Humanities

Division of Preservation and Access, Room 411

1100 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

Washington, DC 20506

Telephone: (202) 606-8570

E-mail: [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> 

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