Development assistance from the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) is now available for your NEH Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant application.

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant program supports projects that provide an essential foundation for scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities. Funding from this program strengthens efforts to extend the life of books, manuscripts, photographs, art, and other types of collections and to make their intellectual content widely accessible.

Funding may support: Implementation grants can support projects that increase access to historically important collections through archival processing, cataloging, digitization, and/or conservation of collections. Smaller HCRR Foundations grants can be used to support planning, assessment, and pilot activities during the formative stages of a proposed larger initiative.

Grant amount: The Implementation grants offer up to $350,000 for up to three years, typically covering approximately 50% of the total project budget. The HCRR Foundations grants offer up to $40,000 to cover up to 80% of the planning project costs.

Application deadline: July 19, 2016

Eligible organizations: United States nonprofit organizations, state and local governmental agencies, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments
For complete guidelines and application: Visit the NEH website. While the 2016 grant guidelines have not been published yet, it is anticipated that they will be similar to the 2015 guidelines. As these grants require significant time to organize, CCHA recommend beginning the work of planning early.

How CCAHA can help: CCAHA offers free grant application support—including project planning, grant review, letter of commitment, and resumes of CCAHA personnel—for projects that involve significant work or consultation by CCAHA.

For assistance with your application: Contact Lee Price, Director of Development, at or 215.545.0613.

The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) is a nonprofit conservation facility specializing in the treatment of works on paper, photographs, and books through conservation and state-of-the-art digital imaging services. Founded in 1977, CCAHA serves both nonprofit cultural institutions and private individuals and organizations. CCAHA’s preservation services staff present educational programs, conduct preservation assessments, and develop emergency preparedness plans. CCAHA also offers fellowships, fundraising support, and disaster assistance.