Funding Sources

Because funding programs and proposal deadlines vary from year to year, please refer to each agency for submission guidelines.

Agency Description
Midwest Art Conservation Center

The Midwest Art Conservation Center (MACC) is a non-profit regional center for the preservation and conservation of art and artifacts providing treatment, education, and training for museums, historical societies, libraries, other cultural institutions as well as public and private clients.  Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, MACC offers workshops on a variety of topics.  Staff has helped hundreds of institutions raise funds for preservation projects ranging from initial surveys and conservation treatments to new storage facilities and buildings.  MACC staff can:

  • Identify potential funding sources
  • Provide expertise for project consulting
  • Assist with the writing of Long Range Conservation Plans
  • Consult on federal, state and private foundation funding protocols
  • Identify priorities for preservation and conservation projects
  • Help with the establishment of project budgets and time lines
  • Provide state-of-the-art general surveys, storage surveys, and Object by Object collection surveys
  • Consult on in-house fund raising projects
  • Provide proper preservation and conservation terminology for funding proposals
  • Review drafts of grant proposal applications
  • Submit letters of recommendation


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National Archives

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) offers several grants related to collections preservation. Grant opportunities and submission dates for proposals vary yearly. Previous grant opportunities have included the following topics: archives leadership, document preservation, digitaization of historical records, creation of electronic records archives, publication of historical records, state and national partnerships aimed at networking archival materials.

Please visit the website for announcements regarding current grant opportunities. 

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National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT)

The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) seeks innovative projects that advance the application of science and technology to historic preservation. The PTT Grants program funds projects that develop new technologies or adapt existing technologies to preserve cultural resources. Projects may include, but are not limited to:

  • laboratory or field research that explores or assesses novel or adaptive methods;
  • training activities, including workshops, and course or curriculum development that promote the use of new or adaptive technologies;
  • documentation using new methods;
  • manuscript or website development that disseminates innovative preservation technologies; and
  • meetings that convene experts to discuss the use of technologies to address preservation problems


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