Archive for the ‘Grant Opportunities’ Category

NEH Grant Reminders

April 3, 2017

Grant Application deadlines:



Free Grants Writing Workshop in Allendale

March 29, 2017

It may be a little far, but hey, it’s free!:

South Carolina Humanities, in partnership with USC Salkehatchie, the South Carolina State Library, and the South Carolina Arts Commission, is hosting a FREE grants writing workshop and invites staff and volunteers of all South Carolina cultural organizations and nonprofit agencies to attend. Admission to the workshop is free, but pre-registration is REQUIRED.

The workshop will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. at the Conference Room in the Education Building of USC Salkehatchie’s West Campus in Allendale (address: USC Building #849, 266 Spruce Street, Allendale, SC).

Staff, officers, and Board members of SC Humanities, South Carolina State Library, and the South Carolina Arts Commission will lead participants in a general grants writing overview, will highlight funding opportunities for cultural projects and other cultural resources, and can offer feedback on project ideas and application drafts, time permitting. This workshop offers a unique learning opportunity for cultural organizations of all sizes and provides the opportunity for partnership building between local organizations with similar missions.

REGISTRATION for the Grants Writing Workshop for Community Cultural Projects is REQUIRED. Please REGISTER HERE.

Schedule: 10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Welcome and Introductions 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. – Overview of General Grants Writing Techniques 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Overview of Resources and Grants for Community Cultural Projects

South Carolina Arts Commission – Susan DuPlessis, Program Director South Carolina State Library – Dawn Mullin; Reference Librarian SC Humanities – T.J. Wallace, Assistant Director

12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. – Questions, Networking, and Partnership Building 12:45 p.m. – Adjourn

For more information, please contact T.J. Wallace at 803-771-2477 or

Special thanks to USC Salkehatchie for hosting the workshop!

Curtis R. Rogers, Ed.D. Communications Director 1500 Senate Street, Columbia, SC 29201 803-734-8928 |

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PAG Grants

February 8, 2017





Grant Opportunity Reminder for Smaller U.S. Institutions

NEDCC highly recommends applying for a Preservation Assistance Grant for Smaller Institutions (PAG) from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for grants of up to $6,000.

Start Planning Your Application Now – Jumpstart Your Preservation Program

Why Apply for the NEH  Preservation Assistance Grant?

  1.  PAG funding can jumpstart your preservation program with a Preservation Needs Assessment. Need a roadmap? Start here!
  2. Develop your staff and volunteer skills – by using grant funds to attend existing trainings or to develop a custom on-site workshop with an expert.
  3. Get your digital collections on the right track with a PAG-funded digital preservation consultation.
  4.  A PAG-funded Preservation Needs Assessment can lay the groundwork for more funding in the future.
  5. The easy five-page grant application is a great way for small organizations to gain confidence in grant writing.

Eligible Activities for NEH PAG Grants

–  Preservation Needs Assessments –  Consultations –  Education and Training –  Purchase of:              Preservation Supplies, Storage Furniture, or Environmental Monitoring Equipment

Grant Deadline: May 2, 2017

Learn More: NEH Division of Preservation and Access Complete Information Here  – New Guidelines Available Soon



Interested in working with NEDCC on a Preservation Assistance Grant project?  Need advice?

Contact: Elena Cordova NEDCC Preservation Specialist 978-470-1010

New Grant Resource Guide

July 28, 2016

SAAlogoCheck out the Society of American Archivists’s Grant Resource Guide, an online tool where organizations can find state and federal grant information: The guide currently includes 30 states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin.


Learn about NEH Preservation Assistance Grants

March 24, 2016

I am on the Lyrasis listserv. In case your organization is considering applying for a PAG grant: – gmc


Please see the attached announcement from the National Endowment for the Humanities about the 2016 Preservation Assistance Grants. There are some new areas of special focus for this grant cycle, so take a look at the announcement and the updated guidelines if you’re considering an application.  

We’ve added one more webinar on March 30th, 1-2pm EST, and Mary Downs, Senior Program Officer at NEH, will be there to speak more about this year’s focus and answer any questions that you may have for her.  

Sign up at  

Get in touch if you’d like to talk about your grant application, send it for review prior to submission, or for more information on training, consulting, or other PAG funded activities that LYRASIS can help with.



 Annie Peterson Preservation Services Librarian 678.235.2923 peterson.annie Skype