The Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections (SCHC) program helps cultural institutions meet the complex challenge of preserving large and diverse holdings of humanities materials for future generations by supporting sustainable conservation measures that mitigate deterioration, prolong the useful life of collections, and support institutional resilience: the ability to anticipate and respond to disasters resulting from natural or human activity.
Any U.S. nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status is eligible, as are state and local governmental agencies and federally recognized Indian tribal governments. Individuals are not eligible to apply. Eligible organizations include institutions of higher education.
The maximum award for planning grants is $50,000, for a period of performance of up to two years. Applicants may request a period of performance of up to five years for implementation projects, with a maximum award of $350,000.
Please contact the Division of Preservation and Access Team by phone at (202) 606-8570 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org