National Endowment for the Humanities Offers Emergency Flood Assistance Grants
Posted on July 21, 2008
The National Endowment for the Humanities will provide up to $1 million in disaster recovery assistance to libraries, museums, colleges, universities, and other cultural and historical institutions in the Midwest affected by recent flooding. The goal is to ensure the survival of significant collections of the country's cultural heritage threatened by the floods.
Affected institutions in federally designated disaster areas may apply immediately for emergency grants of up to $20,000 to salvage, protect, and treat historical collections damaged by the flooding. Such collections may include manuscripts, historical records, art and artifacts, recorded sound, film and videotape, rare books, photographs, and other materials of cultural or historical significance.
In addition, grants will be made to NEH-affiliated state humanities councils in affected states to help them assess the extent of the damage and to assist in the recovery efforts of hard-hit areas.
Emergency grants may cover expenses for hiring preservation professionals to assess damage to collections and advise on treatment; removal of collections to climate-controlled storage; freeze-drying of wet, paper-based materials; purchase of fans, de-humidifiers, and salvage supplies; conservation treatment of collection materials; and similar preservation efforts.
Visit the NEH Web site for application procedures.
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Primary Subject: Arts and Culture
Geographic Funding Area: National