Notice of Funding Opportunity: National Conservation Assessment Program

Thu, 2015-08-06 18:34 -- djennings
Source: 
http://www.imls.gov/notice_of_funding_opportunity_national_conservation_assessment_program.aspx
Release Date: 
Monday, June 29, 2015
Contact: 
gbullard@imls.gov

Notice of Funding Opportunity: National Conservation Assessment Program

June 29, 2015
 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

IMLS Press Contact
202-653-4799
Giuliana Bullard, gbullard@imls.gov

Notice of Funding Opportunity: National Conservation Assessment Program

IMLS Seeks a Cooperator for National Program

Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is releasing a special Notice of Funding Opportunity to fund a cooperative agreement to develop, test, and implement an affordable and accessible conservation assessment program to help small and midsize museums care for their collections. IMLS anticipates awarding a three-year cooperative agreement to one recipient, providing $50,000-500,000 in the first year and up to $800,000 in subsequent years to support the project. The application due date is September 1, 2015.

Through this program, IMLS wishes to increase the capacity of museums to understand the conservation needs of their collections and assist them in planning strategically for the long-term care and conservation of these materials.

The cooperator will be expected to provide or perform a field-wide needs assessment to inform this work, followed by a pilot of programming to test and evaluate the program before full-scale implementation.

From 1990-2014, the Institute of Museum and Library Services worked closely with Heritage Preservation, Inc., to provide the Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) to assist museums with the conservation needs of their collections. The Notice of Funding Opportunity for a National Conservation Assessment Program seeks proposals to develop and implement a new program to meet the current needs of museum collections throughout the nation.

The National Conservation Assessment Program has a special notice of funding opportunity and is supported with funds from the National Leadership Grants for Museums program. The National Conservation Assessment Program page on the IMLS website provides an overview and a link to the FY 2015 Notice of Funding Opportunity.

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