NYSCA/GHHN Collections Needs Assessment Program
The NYSCA/GHHN Collection Needs Assessment Program is a new NYSCA/GHHN Grant partnership program which will provide two opportunities for museums across New York State. These are the guidelines for the Supplies Program.
Online application portal will open 4/1/17 at 9:00 AM for the May 2017 deadline and 9/1/17 at 9:00 AM for the October 2017 deadline.
Please contact Priscilla Brendler
GHHN Executive Director
Applicants who have consulted with an appropriate professional may request funds to purchase collections management supplies. Supplies may include, but are not limited to: storage boxes, acid-free tissue paper, artifact trays, dividers, UV filtering film, Tyvek sheeting, tape, tags, labels, and environmental monitors. Supply requests for archival or library collections will not be supported. Maximum award: $750.
May 1 (Portal open April 1) and October 1 (Portal open September 1). The program will offer awards of up to $750 per museum for relevant supplies requests on a first-come, first-served basis.
Applications will be accepted from chartered nonprofit museums, historical organizations or other cultural institutions either incorporated in or registered to do business in NYS, that own, care for and exhibit collections to the public. GHHN membership is not required. Sites and collections owned by state agencies, religious institutions and libraries are ineligible. Organizations with budgets under $250,000 are strongly encouraged to apply. Organizations may apply once a year. Priority consideration will be given to applicants who have not received prior funding from this Supplies Program.
What We Fund
Applicants who have consulted with an appropriate professional (i.e., completed a CNAP Site Assessment with a consultant or with another reputable program - MAP, CAP, NEA’s Small Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions, C2CNYS Circuit Rider, etc.) may request funds to purchase collection management supplies and shipping. If an organization has limited experience in rehousing collections, they should work with their Site Assessment consultant to provide guidance selecting appropriate supply materials.
Applicants may request funds up to $750 for general collections management needs. Supplies may include, but are not limited to: storage boxes, acid-free tissue paper, artifact trays, dividers, UV filtering film, Tyvek sheeting, tape, tags, labels, and environmental monitors. Applicants may apply for Collection Supplies only 1 time per year. No match is required.
What We Do Not Fund
Grants will not support staff salaries or staff time. Requests for archival or library supplies will not be supported. Please contact GHHN should you have eligibility questions.
Panel Review Process
Applications will be reviewed competitively by a panel of collections management experts.
Range of Grant Awards
A maximum of $750 per award is available for the supplies grant program. A total of approximately $7,500 is available in 2017.
Schedule of Completion
Award recipients will be announced one month after the application deadline date. Should there be an unanticipated change in your supply purchase or projected timeline of activities, you MUST contact GHHN before proceeding.
Please note that our application process is paperless. All materials must be submitted online by 11:59pm on the application deadline dates listed above (May 1 and/or October 1). You may access the submission portal by clicking on the Apply Now button at left. It will open one month prior to the application deadline and will remain open until 11:59 PM on the deadline date (May 1 and/or
October 1). You may fill out your application at any point during that date range. The program will offer awards on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend you apply shortly after the portal opens on April 1 and September 1 as funds are limited.
To begin your application, you must create a FREE Submittable account. You will fill out a form with your name, email address and a password. If you already have a Submittable account (from other grant programs), you should use that username and password to log in. You will need to be logged in to complete and submit your application. Once you have logged in, you will be able to access the application.
The NYSCA/GHHN Collection Needs Assessment Program is made possible with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.