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Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Funding Amount

$10,000 maximum

Matching Funds

Funding Cycle

Application available (anticipated): October 12, 2023
Next deadline (anticipated): January 12, 2024
Expected notification date: August 31, 2024
Project start date: September 1, 2024 - December 1, 2024


May include:
- Special collections of books and journals
- Archives and manuscripts
- Prints and photographs
- Moving images
- Sound recordings
- Architectural and cartographic records
- Decorative and fine art objects
- Textiles
- Archaeological and ethnographic artifacts
- Furniture
- Historical objects
- Digital materials

Who Can Apply

To be eligible to apply, you must be established in the United States or its jurisdictions as one of the following organization types:
- A nonprofit organization recognized as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
- An accredited institution of higher education (public or nonprofit)
- A state or local government or one of their agencies
- A federally recognized Native American Tribal government

Encourages applications from:
Small and mid-sized institutions that have never received an NEH grant; community colleges, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Tribal Colleges and Universities; and Native American tribes and Native Alaskan and Native Hawaiian organizations with significant humanities collections. Furthermore, organizations or collections that represent the contributions of under-represented communities are highly encouraged

Additional Eligibility Requirements

Step 1: Review your application package
Step 2: Register for a SAM number and an account on
Step 3: Complete your application package
Step 4: Submit your application package on

Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions Notice of Funding Opportunity, 2023:

Additional details found on website:



Additional Information

Contact the Division of Preservation and Access Team at 202-606-8570 or

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