Preservation Assistance Grant informational session

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Slides from LYRASIS session. March 12th, 2014.

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  • According to the 1965 National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act, "The term 'humanities' includes, but is not limited to, the study of the following: language, both modern and classical; linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion; ethics; the history, criticism and theory of the arts; those aspects of social sciences which have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods; and the study and application of the humanities to the human environment with particular attention to reflecting our diverse heritage, traditions, and history and to the relevance of the humanities to the current conditions of national life."
  • To use grants.gov, you must also have an Entity record from sam.gov The General Service Administration’s (GSA) Office of Government wide Policy is consolidating the government wide acquisition and award support systems into one new system—the System for Award Management (SAM). SAM is streamlining processes, eliminating the need to enter the same data multiple times, and consolidating hosting to make the process of doing business with the government more efficient. Entity records must be updated at least annually. To quote the NEH web SITE “We strongly recommend that you update (or, if necessary, create) your SAM Entity record at least four weeks before the application deadline” Your institution may have already registered in sam.gov - speak with your grants officer or foundations office
  • In order to gear up to do your writing, I know some people like to review some of the overarching principles and steps that you may face when developing a grant proposal- so I’ll point you to a few that may be helpful….
  • We have a short, free, self-paced class that you can take- this class introduces you to some of the top questions to ask yourself when developing a grant proposal
  • This short course is available through the foundation center and has a bunch of good tips (short course is free- the others they charge for..)
  • As new and different grants come out we will post them here- join us!

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  • 1. Preservation Assistance Grants LYRASIS Preservation Services LYRASIS Preservation Services is sponsored in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, division of Preservation and Access
  • 2. Preservation Services • Education and training • Information and referral • Loan services • Publications • Disaster assistance • Consulting http://www.lyrasis.org/LYRASIS Digital/Pages/Preservation- Services.aspx
  • 3. National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) • Bridging Cultures • Challenge Grants • Education Programs • Office of Digital Humanities • Preservation and Access • Public Programs • Research Programs • Federal/State Partnership • We the People
  • 4. NEH: Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions (PAG) • $6,000 for a period of 18 months • Encourages first-time grant applicants • Posted in February, May deadline • Grant preparation assistance available through LYRASIS http://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/preservation- assistance-grants-smaller-institutions
  • 5. NEH: PAG Eligibility: –U.S. non-profits, state and local governmental agencies, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments –Own humanities collections –One staff FTE, paid or unpaid –Make collections open and available for the purpose of education, research, and/or public programming
  • 6. NEH Humanities Definition • “…the study of the following: language, both modern and classical; linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion; ethics; the history, criticism and theory of the arts; those aspects of social sciences which have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods; and the study and application of the humanities to the human environment with particular attention to reflecting our diverse heritage, traditions, and history and to the relevance of the humanities to the current conditions of national life." – From NEH Overview: http://www.neh.gov/about
  • 7. NEH: PAG Will fund: • General preservation assessments • Consultations to address a specific preservation issue, need, problem • Education and training • Environmental monitoring equipment • Storage furniture/ supplies
  • 8. NEH: PAG supports Digital Collections Sustaining Digital Collections • Education & training opportunities – Best practices for sustaining digital collections – Standards for digital preservation • Preservation assessments of humanities- focused digital collections • Consulting for stewardship of digital collections – Digital Preservation Readiness surveys
  • 9. Projects linked to other NEH Initiatives • Bridging Cultures http://www.neh.gov/divisions/bridging- cultures/featured-project/about-the-bridging- cultures-initiative • Standing Together: The Humanities and the Experience of War http://www.neh.gov/grants/standing-together
  • 10. www.grants.gov • All government grants must be submitted electronically • Register one month prior to deadline – Tutorial available: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HLFo OoVGQY&feature=youtu.be
  • 11. www.sam.gov System for Award Management • Must have an Entity Record • One-time registration • Update information once/year
  • 12. Elements of PAG Proposal • Abstract • Narrative – Statement of problem/need – Goals/objectives – Methodology/plan of work • Budget • Appendices (supporting documentation)
  • 13. Narrative • Persuade the granting agency • Focus on the need in the community, not just the institution • Support claims with evidence • Avoid library/archive/museum jargon • Emphasize that your institution is capable of completing the project
  • 14. Proposal Preparation • Be emphatic • Maintain a confident tone • Keep it easy to read • Many contributors, ONE writer • Be thorough • Use an outside editor and budget reviewer
  • 15. Application Advice • Look at list of sample projects • Review sample narratives • Review NEH PAG FAQs • LYRASIS will review drafts • Allow adequate time for revisions
  • 16. Review Process • Reviewers • Ranking proposals • PAG recipients will hear from NEH by January 2015 • Not successful? Ask why and reapply!
  • 17. For more grant writing information…
  • 18. http://www.slideshare.net/LYRASIS developing-a-grant-proposal
  • 19. http://foundationcenter.org/getstarted/tu torials/shortcourse/index.html
  • 20. http://www.facebook.com/LyrDigPres
  • 21. Questions?
  • 22. Contact Information LYRASIS Preservation Services preservation@lyrasis.org 1-800-999-8558