The New York State Discretionary Grant Program for the Conservation and Preservation of Library Research Materials purpose is to encourage the proper care and accessibility of research materials in the State, to promote the use and development of guidelines and standards for conservation/preservation work, and to support the growth of local and cooperative preservation programs.

The Discretionary Grant Program provides modest financial support for projects that contribute to the preservation of significant research mat by, improving collection storage environments, reformatting or treating collections or other preservation activities described in these guidelines. Types of materials considered eligible for funding include books, manuscripts, maps, photographs, sound records, archives and moving images.

The Conservation/Preservation Discretionary Grant Program will accept applications from not-for-profit libraries, archives, historical societies, and similar agencies within the State, and from consortia or cooperating groups of such agencies. Institutions may submit only one application per grant cycle.

Grant awards in 2018-19 will be limited to a minimum of $1,500 and a maximum of $40,000.
$500,000 in grant money is available.

Applications are due November 3, 2017.

Work may begin July 1, 2018 and must be completed by June 30, 2019.

For additional information, please contact: Barbara Lilley (