Promotion of the Humanities Division of Preservation and Access

To fund projects that will promote preserving, creating, and providing intellectual access to resources held in libraries, museums, archives, historical organizations, and other collections that are important for research, education, and public programming in the humanities.

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Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available


Agency - National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation and public programs in the humanities.


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Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
University Of Arizona $ 350,000   2018-10-012023-09-30
Montana Historical Society $ 349,978   2019-10-012022-09-30
Detroit Institute Of Arts, The $ 255,000   2019-10-012022-09-30
Morehouse College (inc.) $ 349,808   2019-06-012022-05-31
Colorado State University $ 350,000   2019-05-012022-05-31
Board Of Regents Of The University Of Nebraska $ 349,899   2019-06-012022-05-30
American Film Institute $ 350,000   2019-05-012022-04-30
George Eastman Museum $ 350,000   2019-05-012022-04-30
University Of Central Florida Board Of Trustees, The $ 349,521   2019-05-012022-04-30
George Mason University $ 349,944   2019-05-012022-04-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: More than 200 grants were awarded that provided in excess of $16 million in humanities preservation support. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grants support: the digitization, arrangement, description, and preservation of archival collections, still and moving images, and recorded sound collections; the documentation of collections of art and material culture; projects to produce research tools and reference works such as databases and electronic archives, bibliographies, dictionaries, and encyclopedias; professional training in preservation administration and in the care of collections; preventive conservation of humanities collections; the work of regional preservation services; general preservation assessments and special consultations for smaller cultural institutions; research and development projects to develop technical standards, best practices, and tools for preserving and creating access to humanities collections; projects to document endangered languages; and a national program for the digitization of historic U. S. newspapers.

Expenses may include salaries and wages, consultant and other contract services, supplies and limited equipment purchases, travel, and per diem.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State and local governments; sponsored organizations; public and private nonprofit institutions/organizations; other public institutions/organizations; Federally recognized Indian tribal governments; Native American organizations; U.S.

Territories; non-government-general; minority organizations; and other specialized groups; quasi-public nonprofit institutions.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State and local governments; sponsored organizations; public and private nonprofit institutions/organizations; other public institutions/organizations; Federally recognized Indian tribal governments; Native American organizations; U.S. Territories; non-government-general; minority organizations; and other specialized groups; quasi-public nonprofit institutions.

Credentials/Documentation

OMB Circular No. A-21 for educational institutions and OMB Circular No. A-122 for commercial and nonprofit organizations. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applications to NEH must be submitted via Grants.gov. Guidelines and application instructions are available online at http://www.neh.gov/grants/grants.html.

Award Procedures

Applications are evaluated by scholars in the humanities, professionals with expert knowledge of preservation and access methodologies, and administrators of libraries, archives, and museums. Awards are made by the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities after recommendation by the National Council on the Humanities.

Deadlines

Jul 21, 2015: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources.

Authorization

National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965, as amended,, 89 Stat. 209, 20 U.S.C 951.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

> 180 Days. Approximately 7 months.

Appeals

None, but applicant may reapply with a revised proposal.

Renewals

Renewal grants are processed and awarded in competition with and in the same manner as new applications.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Up to 36 months. Funds must be expended during the grant period. Funds are released as required. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

Cash reports are required quarterly.

Progress reports are required semiannually or annually.

Final progress and expenditures reports are due within 90 days after completion or termination of project support by NEH.

Final progress and expenditures reports are due within 90 days after completion or termination of project support by NEH.

No performance monitoring is required.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. In addition, grants are subject to inspection and audits by NEH and other Federal officials.

Records

Documentation of expenditures and other fiscal records must be retained for three years following the submission of the final expenditure report.

Financial Information

Account Identification

59-0200-0-1-503.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 16 $16,054,272; FY 17 est $14,700,000; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available(Exp: Awaiting final FY18 Appropriatio) - FY'13 obligations Include additional funding provided by NEH Treasury matching grants.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

FY 16 from $1,000 to $300,000; average $73,620.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

45 CFR 1100 and 1105. Guidelines are available online at http://www.neh.gov/grants.html or upon request from National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, DC 20506. It is also available from the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402, is the Endowment's official publication, 'Humanities' by subscription (6 issues annually, $24.00 domestic, $30.00 foreign).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Research Programs, National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Preservation and Access , Washington, District of Columbia 20506, Washington, District of Columbia 20506 Email: preservation@neh.gov Phone: (202) 606-8570

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The criteria used to determine funding priorities include the significance and potential impact of the project, either for creating, preserving, and establishing intellectual access to important humanities resources or for improving the infrastructure for preservation and access activities in the country's academic and cultural institutions; the soundness of the project's methodology, including its adherence to accepted professional and technical standards or practice; the viability, efficiency, and productivity of the project's plan of work; the professional training and experience of the project's staff in relation to the activity for which support is requested; and the appropriateness of the project's budget. Preference is given to projects that provide free, online access to digital materials produced with grant funds.



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