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Canada
$25,000
Funding is available for non-recurring events that mark the 100th anniversary or greater, in increments of 25 years (e.g., 125th, 150th); of a significant local historical event or personality. Funding includes capital projects up to a maximum amount of $25,000 (such as community art projects, restoration of objects, community history books, statues and murals).
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Canada
Undisclosed
The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (CCSF) supports the improvement of physical conditions for arts, heritage, culture and creative innovation. The Fund supports renovation and construction projects, the acquisition of specialized equipment and feasibility studies related to cultural spaces.
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Canada
Undisclosed
The Canada History Fund encourages Canadians to improve their knowledge about Canada's history, civics and public policy. The Fund supports the production of learning materials, the organization of learning activities and the creation or maintenance of networks.
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Canada
$2,000,000
Canada Cultural Investment Fund – Endowment Incentives component encourages private donors to contribute to endowment funds for not-for-profit professional arts organizations, so they can access new sources of funding in the future. Raising capital and creating endowments gives these organizations greater capacity for realizing artistic expression by supporting their long-term stability.
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Canada
$50,000
The Strategic Initiatives component of the Canada Cultural Investment Fund provides financial assistance for projects involving multiple partners that help arts and heritage organizations improve their business practices and diversify their revenues.
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Canada
$24,999-$60,000
Library and Archives Canada (LAC) provides $1.5 million each year to documentary heritage organizations across the country. This funding helps to ensure that Canada’s continuing memory is documented, preserved and accessible.
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Canada
$400,000
The Museums Assistance Program (MAP) – Access to Heritage component provides funding to heritage organizations for traveling exhibitions in Canada, to promote access to heritage across different geographic regions.
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Canada
$50,000
The Museums Assistance Program (MAP) – Canada-France Agreement component provides funding for joint missions between French and Canadian heritage organizations, to create ties and enhance competencies of museum professionals.
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Canada
$50,000-$200,000
The Museums Assistance Program (MAP) - Collections Management component provides funding for projects to improve knowledge, skills and practices related to key museum functions.
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Canada
$15,000
The Museums Assistance Program (MAP) – Exhibition Circulation Fund component assists museums with the costs related to the hosting of traveling exhibitions originating from another museum or from a federal heritage institution and the borrowing of artefacts from any of the National museums of Canada
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Canada
$200,000
The Aboriginal Heritage component of the Museums Assistance Program (MAP) provides funding for projects related to the preservation, management and presentation of Aboriginal cultural heritage.
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United States
$50,000-$500,000
Through its support of digitization, this program will enhance the emerging global digital research environment in ways that support new kinds of scholarship for the long term.
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United States
$10,000-$50,000
Recordings at Risk is a national regranting program administered by CLIR to support the preservation of rare and unique audio, audiovisual, and other time-based media of high scholarly value through digital reformatting.
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United States
$150,000-$1,000,000
The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21) supports developing a diverse workforce of librarians to better meet the changing learning and information needs of the American public. All applications must designate one of the following project categories: Lifelong Learning, Community Catalysts, and National Digital Infrastructures and Initiatives.
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United States
$5,000-$250,000
Museum Grants for African American History and Culture support activities that build the capacity of African American museums and support the growth and development of museum professionals at African American museums.
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United States
$5,000-$250,000
Museums Empowered: Professional Development Opportunities for Museum Staff, a special initiative of the Museums for America grant program, supports staff capacity building projects that use professional development to generate systemic change within a museum.
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United States
$150,000-$1,000,000
National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG-L) support projects that enhance the quality of library and archive services nationwide by advancing theory and practice. Successful proposals will generate results such as new tools, research findings, models, services, practices, or alliances that will be widely used, adapted, scaled, or replicated to extend the benefits of federal investment.
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United States
$6,000-$10,000
This program is designed to assist Native American tribes in improving core library services for their communities. Reflecting IMLS’s agency-level goals of championing lifelong learning, strengthening community engagement, and advancing collections stewardship and access, the goals for this program are:
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United States
$10,000-$150,000
This program is designed to assist Native Hawaiian libraries in improving core library services for their communities. Reflecting IMLS’s agency-level goals of championing lifelong learning, strengthening community engagement, and advancing collections stewardship and access, the goals for this program are
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United States
$3,600-$4,000
The Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program provides small and mid-sized museums with partial funding toward a general conservation assessment. The assessment is a study of all of the institution's collections, buildings, and building systems, as well as its policies and procedures relating to collections care.
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United States
$10,000
The Conservation program supports the professional practice of art conservation, especially as it relates to European art of the pre-modern era. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, exhibitions and publications focusing on art conservation, scholarly publications, and technical and scientific studies.
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United States
$100,000
The Digital Art History Grants program is intended to foster new forms of research and collaboration as well as new approaches to teaching and learning. Support may also be offered for the digitization of important visual resources in the area of pre-modern European art history; of primary textual sources; for promising initiatives in online publishing; and for innovative experiments in the field of digital art history.
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United States
$60,000
The History of Art program supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, museum exhibitions and publications, photographic campaigns, scholarly catalogues and publications, and technical and scientific studies.
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United States
$25,000-$250,000
The Collaborative Research program aims to advance humanistic knowledge through sustained collaboration between two or more scholars. The program encourages projects that propose diverse approaches to topics, incorporate multiple points of view, and explore new avenues of inquiry in the humanities for scholars and general audiences.
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United States
$50,000-$350,000
Digital Humanities Advancement Grants (DHAG) support innovative, experimental, and/or computationally challenging projects at different stages throughout their lifecycles, from early start-up phases through implementation and sustainability. This program is offered twice per year.
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United States
$30,000-$400,000
The Digital Projects for the Public program supports projects that interpret and analyze humanities content in primarily digital platforms and formats, such as websites, mobile applications and tours, interactive touch screens and kiosks, games, and virtual environments.
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United States
$750,000
The purpose of the Challenge Grants program is to strengthen the institutional base of the humanities by enabling infrastructure development and capacity building. The program funds two distinct types of projects, each with its own notice of funding opportunity: Capital Projects, and Digital Infrastructure.
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United States
$10,000
Preservation Assistance Grants help small and mid-sized institutions—such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities—improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections.
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United States
$75,000-$400,000
The Public Humanities Projects program supports projects that bring the ideas of the humanities to life for general audiences through public programming. Projects must engage humanities scholarship to analyze significant themes in disciplines such as history, literature, ethics, and art history.
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United States
$50,000-$350,000
The Humanities Collections and Reference Resources program supports projects that provide an essential underpinning for scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities. This program strengthens efforts to extend the life of such materials and make their intellectual content widely accessible, often through the use of digital technology.
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United States
$50,000-$250,000
Historic houses of worship contribute significant value to their communities. Sacred places function as hubs for social service programs, the arts, and are vital to human belonging. The National Fund for Sacred Places was born out of a belief that providing technical and financial support for congregations could build capacity and increase the stability of these critical yet disappearing historic community centers.
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United States
$500,000
The African American Civil Rights Grant Program (Civil Rights Grants) documents, interprets, and preserves sites and stories related to the African American struggle to gain equal rights as citizens in the 20th Century. The grants are funded by the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), and administered by the NPS. This competitive grant program provides grants to states, tribes, local governments (including Certified Local Governments), and nonprofits.
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United States
Up to $65,000
The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 authorizes grants to Federally recognized Indian tribes for cultural and historic preservation projects. These grants assist Indian Tribes, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiian Organizations in protecting and promoting their unique cultural heritage and traditions. From the beginning, the program has been shaped by Indian tribes.
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Canada
$50,000
Building Communities through Arts and Heritage – Legacy Fund component provides funding for community-initiated capital projects, intended for community use.
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Canada
$200,000
The Local Festivals component provides funding to local groups for recurring festivals that present the work of local artists, artisans and heritage performers.
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Canada
Undisclosed
The Commemorate Canada program provides funding to initiatives that commemorate and celebrate historical figures, places, events and accomplishments of national significance. The program favours commemorations and celebrations marking 25th, 50th, 75th, 100th anniversaries and subsequent anniversaries in increments of 25 years.
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United States
$350,000
This program strengthens efforts to extend the life of such materials and make their intellectual content widely accessible, often through the use of digital technology. Awards are also made to create various reference resources that facilitate use of cultural materials, from works that provide basic information quickly to tools that synthesize and codify knowledge of a subject for in-depth investigation.
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United States
$350,000
The Preservation and Access Education and Training program supports the development of knowledge and skills among professionals responsible for preserving and establishing access to humanities collections. Awards are made to organizations that offer national, regional, or statewide education and training programs across the pedagogical landscape and at all stages of development, from early curriculum development to advanced implementation.
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United States
$75,000–$350,000
The Research and Development program supports projects that address major challenges in preserving or providing access to humanities collections and resources. It supports projects at all stages of development, from early planning and stand-alone studies, to advanced implementation.
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United States
$50,000-$150,000
The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks projects that encourage public engagement with historical records, including the development of new tools that enable people to engage online.
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United States
$175,000
The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals to publish documentary editions of historical records. Whether conceived as a thematic or a biographical edition, the historical value of the records and their expected usefulness to broad audiences must justify the costs of the project.
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United States
$500–$5,000
The SAA Foundation Board awards grants that meet the mission and goals of the Foundation and/or the strategic planning priorities of the Society of American Archivists. Applicants must make direct and substantive reference to the way(s) in which an award of funds will advance one or more of the strategic goals of the SAA Foundation and/or the Society of American Archivists.
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United States
$50,000-$350,000
The current application call will focus on projects that propose to digitize materials that deepen public understanding of the histories of people of color and other communities and populations whose work, experiences, and perspectives have been insufficiently recognized or unattended.
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United States
$5,000–$50,000
Inspire! Grants for Small Museums is a special initiative of the Museums for America program. It is designed to help small museums implement projects that address priorities identified in their strategic plans. Inspire! has three project categories: Lifelong Learning, Community Anchors and Catalysts, and Collections Stewardship and Public Access.
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United States
$50,000-$350,000
The Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections 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.
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United States
$1,000-$20,000
These grants are awarded to nonprofit and public institutions for laboratory work to preserve culturally and historically significant film materials.
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United States
$50,000-$150,000
Grants from the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund are designed to advance ongoing preservation activities for historic places such as sites, museums, and landscapes representing African American cultural heritage. The fund supports work in four primary areas: Capital Projects, Organizational Capacity Building, Project Planning, and Programming and Interpretation.
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United States
$5,000-$250,000
The Museums for America program supports museums of all sizes and disciplines to undertake projects that strengthen their ability to serve their public.
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United States
$5,000-$750,000
National Leadership Grants for Museums support projects that address critical needs of the museum field and that have the potential to advance practice in the profession to strengthen museum services for the American public.
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United States
$10,000-$150,000
This program is designed to assist Native American tribes in improving core library services for their communities. Information needs and approaches to meeting them are evolving at an unprecedented pace in all communities, and to operate within this environment effectively for the benefit of their users, libraries must be able to both strengthen existing services and move quickly to adopt new and emerging technologies.
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United States
$5,000 to $100,000
The goal of the Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services (NANH) grant program is to support Indian tribes and organizations that primarily serve and represent Native Hawaiians in sustaining heritage, culture, and knowledge through exhibitions, educational services and programming, workforce professional development, organizational capacity building, and collections stewardship.
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United States
$150,000
The NHPRC seeks projects that will significantly improve online public discovery and use of historical records collections. The Commission is especially interested in collections of America’s early legal records, such as the records of colonial, territorial, county, and early statehood and tribal proceedings that document the evolution of the nation’s legal history.
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United States
$25,000-$100,000
The NHPRC seeks projects that will make collections from small and under-represented archives more readily available for public discovery and use. The grant program will fund Archives Collaboratives to share best practices, tools, and techniques; assess institutional strengths and opportunities; and promote management structures for long-term sustainability and growth.
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United States
$15,000-$500,000
Funded through the Historic Preservation Fund, the History of Equal Rights grant program preserves sites related to the struggle for any or all people to achieve equal rights in America.
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United States
$60,000-$120,000
The NHPRC, with funding provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, seeks proposals for its new program for Collaborative Digital Editions in African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American History.
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United States
$15,000-$50,000
National Park Service’s Underrepresented Community Grant Program (URC) works towards diversifying the nominations submitted to the National Register of Historic Places. URC grants are funded by the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), and are administered by the NPS. Projects include surveys and inventories of historic properties associated with communities underrepresented in the National Register, as well as the development of nominations to the National Register for specific sites.
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United States
$3,000-$15,000
Repatriation grants defray costs associated with the packaging, transportation, contamination removal, reburial and/or storage of NAGPRA-related cultural items.
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United States
$5,000-$90,000
Consultation/Documentation grants support the efforts of museums, Indian Tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations to consult and document NAGPRA-related human remains and cultural items in non-federal collections.
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United States
$20,000-$200,000
NPS invites applications for the new Battlefield Interpretation Grant program, created to fund "projects and programs that deploy technology to modernize battlefield interpretation and education" at eligible Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War battlefield sites (54 USC §3081). Two categories of grants are available.
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United States
$30,000-$150,000
Battlefield preservation planning grants can help preserve any battlefield or associated site on American soil, funding projects that relate to planning, interpreting, and protecting historic battlefields and sites associated with armed conflicts. State, local, and tribal governments, other public entities, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply.
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United States
$5,000
The Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program provides financial assistance to organizations and entities working to preserve historic Japanese American confinement sites and their history, including: private nonprofit organizations; educational institutions; state, local, and tribal governments; and other public entities, for the preservation and interpretation of U.S. confinement sites where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II.
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United States
$50,000-$500,000
This grant program was established to identify and restore historic structures on Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) campuses considered to be the most historically significant and physically threatened. Since 1837, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have served the needs of higher education for the African American community.
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Canada
$25,000
Funding is available for non-recurring events that mark the 100th anniversary or greater, in increments of 25 years (e.g., 125th, 150th); of a significant local historical event or personality. Funding includes capital projects up to a maximum amount of $25,000 (such as community art projects, restoration of objects, community history books, statues and murals).
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Canada
Undisclosed
The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (CCSF) supports the improvement of physical conditions for arts, heritage, culture and creative innovation. The Fund supports renovation and construction projects, the acquisition of specialized equipment and feasibility studies related to cultural spaces.
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Canada
Undisclosed
The Canada History Fund encourages Canadians to improve their knowledge about Canada's history, civics and public policy. The Fund supports the production of learning materials, the organization of learning activities and the creation or maintenance of networks.
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Canada
$2,000,000
Canada Cultural Investment Fund – Endowment Incentives component encourages private donors to contribute to endowment funds for not-for-profit professional arts organizations, so they can access new sources of funding in the future. Raising capital and creating endowments gives these organizations greater capacity for realizing artistic expression by supporting their long-term stability.
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Canada
$50,000
The Strategic Initiatives component of the Canada Cultural Investment Fund provides financial assistance for projects involving multiple partners that help arts and heritage organizations improve their business practices and diversify their revenues.
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Canada
$24,999-$60,000
Library and Archives Canada (LAC) provides $1.5 million each year to documentary heritage organizations across the country. This funding helps to ensure that Canada’s continuing memory is documented, preserved and accessible.
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Canada
$400,000
The Museums Assistance Program (MAP) – Access to Heritage component provides funding to heritage organizations for traveling exhibitions in Canada, to promote access to heritage across different geographic regions.
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Canada
$50,000
The Museums Assistance Program (MAP) – Canada-France Agreement component provides funding for joint missions between French and Canadian heritage organizations, to create ties and enhance competencies of museum professionals.
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Canada
$50,000-$200,000
The Museums Assistance Program (MAP) - Collections Management component provides funding for projects to improve knowledge, skills and practices related to key museum functions.
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Canada
$15,000
The Museums Assistance Program (MAP) – Exhibition Circulation Fund component assists museums with the costs related to the hosting of traveling exhibitions originating from another museum or from a federal heritage institution and the borrowing of artefacts from any of the National museums of Canada
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Canada
$200,000
The Aboriginal Heritage component of the Museums Assistance Program (MAP) provides funding for projects related to the preservation, management and presentation of Aboriginal cultural heritage.
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United States
$50,000-$500,000
Through its support of digitization, this program will enhance the emerging global digital research environment in ways that support new kinds of scholarship for the long term.
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United States
$10,000-$50,000
Recordings at Risk is a national regranting program administered by CLIR to support the preservation of rare and unique audio, audiovisual, and other time-based media of high scholarly value through digital reformatting.
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United States
$150,000-$1,000,000
The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21) supports developing a diverse workforce of librarians to better meet the changing learning and information needs of the American public. All applications must designate one of the following project categories: Lifelong Learning, Community Catalysts, and National Digital Infrastructures and Initiatives.
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United States
$5,000-$250,000
Museum Grants for African American History and Culture support activities that build the capacity of African American museums and support the growth and development of museum professionals at African American museums.
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United States
$5,000-$250,000
Museums Empowered: Professional Development Opportunities for Museum Staff, a special initiative of the Museums for America grant program, supports staff capacity building projects that use professional development to generate systemic change within a museum.
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United States
$150,000-$1,000,000
National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG-L) support projects that enhance the quality of library and archive services nationwide by advancing theory and practice. Successful proposals will generate results such as new tools, research findings, models, services, practices, or alliances that will be widely used, adapted, scaled, or replicated to extend the benefits of federal investment.
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United States
$6,000-$10,000
This program is designed to assist Native American tribes in improving core library services for their communities. Reflecting IMLS’s agency-level goals of championing lifelong learning, strengthening community engagement, and advancing collections stewardship and access, the goals for this program are:
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United States
$10,000-$150,000
This program is designed to assist Native Hawaiian libraries in improving core library services for their communities. Reflecting IMLS’s agency-level goals of championing lifelong learning, strengthening community engagement, and advancing collections stewardship and access, the goals for this program are
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United States
$3,600-$4,000
The Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program provides small and mid-sized museums with partial funding toward a general conservation assessment. The assessment is a study of all of the institution's collections, buildings, and building systems, as well as its policies and procedures relating to collections care.
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United States
$10,000
The Conservation program supports the professional practice of art conservation, especially as it relates to European art of the pre-modern era. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, exhibitions and publications focusing on art conservation, scholarly publications, and technical and scientific studies.
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United States
$100,000
The Digital Art History Grants program is intended to foster new forms of research and collaboration as well as new approaches to teaching and learning. Support may also be offered for the digitization of important visual resources in the area of pre-modern European art history; of primary textual sources; for promising initiatives in online publishing; and for innovative experiments in the field of digital art history.
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United States
$60,000
The History of Art program supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, museum exhibitions and publications, photographic campaigns, scholarly catalogues and publications, and technical and scientific studies.
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United States
$25,000-$250,000
The Collaborative Research program aims to advance humanistic knowledge through sustained collaboration between two or more scholars. The program encourages projects that propose diverse approaches to topics, incorporate multiple points of view, and explore new avenues of inquiry in the humanities for scholars and general audiences.
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United States
$50,000-$350,000
Digital Humanities Advancement Grants (DHAG) support innovative, experimental, and/or computationally challenging projects at different stages throughout their lifecycles, from early start-up phases through implementation and sustainability. This program is offered twice per year.
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United States
$30,000-$400,000
The Digital Projects for the Public program supports projects that interpret and analyze humanities content in primarily digital platforms and formats, such as websites, mobile applications and tours, interactive touch screens and kiosks, games, and virtual environments.
, ,
United States
$750,000
The purpose of the Challenge Grants program is to strengthen the institutional base of the humanities by enabling infrastructure development and capacity building. The program funds two distinct types of projects, each with its own notice of funding opportunity: Capital Projects, and Digital Infrastructure.
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United States
$10,000
Preservation Assistance Grants help small and mid-sized institutions—such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities—improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections.
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United States
$75,000-$400,000
The Public Humanities Projects program supports projects that bring the ideas of the humanities to life for general audiences through public programming. Projects must engage humanities scholarship to analyze significant themes in disciplines such as history, literature, ethics, and art history.
, , ,
United States
$50,000-$350,000
The Humanities Collections and Reference Resources program supports projects that provide an essential underpinning for scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities. This program strengthens efforts to extend the life of such materials and make their intellectual content widely accessible, often through the use of digital technology.
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United States
$50,000-$250,000
Historic houses of worship contribute significant value to their communities. Sacred places function as hubs for social service programs, the arts, and are vital to human belonging. The National Fund for Sacred Places was born out of a belief that providing technical and financial support for congregations could build capacity and increase the stability of these critical yet disappearing historic community centers.
, , , , ,
United States
$500,000
The African American Civil Rights Grant Program (Civil Rights Grants) documents, interprets, and preserves sites and stories related to the African American struggle to gain equal rights as citizens in the 20th Century. The grants are funded by the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), and administered by the NPS. This competitive grant program provides grants to states, tribes, local governments (including Certified Local Governments), and nonprofits.
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United States
Up to $65,000
The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 authorizes grants to Federally recognized Indian tribes for cultural and historic preservation projects. These grants assist Indian Tribes, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiian Organizations in protecting and promoting their unique cultural heritage and traditions. From the beginning, the program has been shaped by Indian tribes.
, , ,
Canada
$50,000
Building Communities through Arts and Heritage – Legacy Fund component provides funding for community-initiated capital projects, intended for community use.
, , , ,
Canada
$200,000
The Local Festivals component provides funding to local groups for recurring festivals that present the work of local artists, artisans and heritage performers.
, ,
Canada
Undisclosed
The Commemorate Canada program provides funding to initiatives that commemorate and celebrate historical figures, places, events and accomplishments of national significance. The program favours commemorations and celebrations marking 25th, 50th, 75th, 100th anniversaries and subsequent anniversaries in increments of 25 years.
, , ,
United States
$350,000
This program strengthens efforts to extend the life of such materials and make their intellectual content widely accessible, often through the use of digital technology. Awards are also made to create various reference resources that facilitate use of cultural materials, from works that provide basic information quickly to tools that synthesize and codify knowledge of a subject for in-depth investigation.
, , , , , , , ,
United States
$350,000
The Preservation and Access Education and Training program supports the development of knowledge and skills among professionals responsible for preserving and establishing access to humanities collections. Awards are made to organizations that offer national, regional, or statewide education and training programs across the pedagogical landscape and at all stages of development, from early curriculum development to advanced implementation.
, , , ,
United States
$75,000–$350,000
The Research and Development program supports projects that address major challenges in preserving or providing access to humanities collections and resources. It supports projects at all stages of development, from early planning and stand-alone studies, to advanced implementation.
, , , , , ,
United States
$50,000-$150,000
The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks projects that encourage public engagement with historical records, including the development of new tools that enable people to engage online.
, , , ,
United States
$175,000
The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals to publish documentary editions of historical records. Whether conceived as a thematic or a biographical edition, the historical value of the records and their expected usefulness to broad audiences must justify the costs of the project.
,
United States
$500–$5,000
The SAA Foundation Board awards grants that meet the mission and goals of the Foundation and/or the strategic planning priorities of the Society of American Archivists. Applicants must make direct and substantive reference to the way(s) in which an award of funds will advance one or more of the strategic goals of the SAA Foundation and/or the Society of American Archivists.
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United States
$50,000-$350,000
The current application call will focus on projects that propose to digitize materials that deepen public understanding of the histories of people of color and other communities and populations whose work, experiences, and perspectives have been insufficiently recognized or unattended.
, , ,
United States
$5,000–$50,000
Inspire! Grants for Small Museums is a special initiative of the Museums for America program. It is designed to help small museums implement projects that address priorities identified in their strategic plans. Inspire! has three project categories: Lifelong Learning, Community Anchors and Catalysts, and Collections Stewardship and Public Access.
, , , , , , ,
United States
$50,000-$350,000
The Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections 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.
, , , , , , , , ,
United States
$1,000-$20,000
These grants are awarded to nonprofit and public institutions for laboratory work to preserve culturally and historically significant film materials.
, ,
United States
$50,000-$150,000
Grants from the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund are designed to advance ongoing preservation activities for historic places such as sites, museums, and landscapes representing African American cultural heritage. The fund supports work in four primary areas: Capital Projects, Organizational Capacity Building, Project Planning, and Programming and Interpretation.
, , , , , , , ,
United States
$5,000-$250,000
The Museums for America program supports museums of all sizes and disciplines to undertake projects that strengthen their ability to serve their public.
, , , , , , ,
United States
$5,000-$750,000
National Leadership Grants for Museums support projects that address critical needs of the museum field and that have the potential to advance practice in the profession to strengthen museum services for the American public.
,
United States
$10,000-$150,000
This program is designed to assist Native American tribes in improving core library services for their communities. Information needs and approaches to meeting them are evolving at an unprecedented pace in all communities, and to operate within this environment effectively for the benefit of their users, libraries must be able to both strengthen existing services and move quickly to adopt new and emerging technologies.
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United States
$5,000 to $100,000
The goal of the Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services (NANH) grant program is to support Indian tribes and organizations that primarily serve and represent Native Hawaiians in sustaining heritage, culture, and knowledge through exhibitions, educational services and programming, workforce professional development, organizational capacity building, and collections stewardship.
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United States
$150,000
The NHPRC seeks projects that will significantly improve online public discovery and use of historical records collections. The Commission is especially interested in collections of America’s early legal records, such as the records of colonial, territorial, county, and early statehood and tribal proceedings that document the evolution of the nation’s legal history.
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United States
$25,000-$100,000
The NHPRC seeks projects that will make collections from small and under-represented archives more readily available for public discovery and use. The grant program will fund Archives Collaboratives to share best practices, tools, and techniques; assess institutional strengths and opportunities; and promote management structures for long-term sustainability and growth.
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$15,000-$500,000
Funded through the Historic Preservation Fund, the History of Equal Rights grant program preserves sites related to the struggle for any or all people to achieve equal rights in America.
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United States
$60,000-$120,000
The NHPRC, with funding provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, seeks proposals for its new program for Collaborative Digital Editions in African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American History.
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United States
$15,000-$50,000
National Park Service’s Underrepresented Community Grant Program (URC) works towards diversifying the nominations submitted to the National Register of Historic Places. URC grants are funded by the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), and are administered by the NPS. Projects include surveys and inventories of historic properties associated with communities underrepresented in the National Register, as well as the development of nominations to the National Register for specific sites.
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United States
$3,000-$15,000
Repatriation grants defray costs associated with the packaging, transportation, contamination removal, reburial and/or storage of NAGPRA-related cultural items.
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United States
$5,000-$90,000
Consultation/Documentation grants support the efforts of museums, Indian Tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations to consult and document NAGPRA-related human remains and cultural items in non-federal collections.
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United States
$20,000-$200,000
NPS invites applications for the new Battlefield Interpretation Grant program, created to fund "projects and programs that deploy technology to modernize battlefield interpretation and education" at eligible Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War battlefield sites (54 USC §3081). Two categories of grants are available.
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United States
$30,000-$150,000
Battlefield preservation planning grants can help preserve any battlefield or associated site on American soil, funding projects that relate to planning, interpreting, and protecting historic battlefields and sites associated with armed conflicts. State, local, and tribal governments, other public entities, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply.
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United States
$5,000
The Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program provides financial assistance to organizations and entities working to preserve historic Japanese American confinement sites and their history, including: private nonprofit organizations; educational institutions; state, local, and tribal governments; and other public entities, for the preservation and interpretation of U.S. confinement sites where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II.
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United States
$50,000-$500,000
This grant program was established to identify and restore historic structures on Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) campuses considered to be the most historically significant and physically threatened. Since 1837, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have served the needs of higher education for the African American community.
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