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>Grant Opportunity – Bank of America/IMLS American Heritage Preservation Program

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NOTE – Registration with Grants.gov is required and can take a couple of weeks, so begin the registration process now if you are interested in applying for this grant.
Bank of America is partnering with the Institute of Museum and Library Services to provide grants to small museums, libraries, and archives. This program is designed to fund the preservation of endangered and fragile collections of works of art, rare books, scientific specimens and historical documents (photographs, maps, deeds, etc.) held in the nation’s small and medium sized museums, archives and libraries.

Grants will help to preserve specific items, including works of art, artifacts and historical documents that are in need of conservation. Applicants will build on completed conservation assessments of their collections, to ensure that the Bank of America/IMLS grants are used in accordance with best practices in the field, and underscore the importance of assessment planning.

Projects may begin no earlier than February 1, 2009 and no later than May 1, 2009. Awards will not axceed $3000; there is no match requirement for this grant. The full grant guidelines, as well as instructions for registering with Grants.gov, are available on the IMLS web site. The deadline to apply is September 15, 2008.

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