[logo of the New York State Conservation/Preservation Program] The New York State Program for the Conservation and
Preservation of Library Research Materials


[DHPS|NY logo] Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services

Disaster Assistance


The New York State Program for the Conservation and Preservation of Library Research Materials Discretionary Grant Program application is no longer issued in paper. For the 2015-2016 grant cycle, all applications must be submitted through our web-based application program. Please go to the Online Grant System Account Registration Form (opens in a new window) to register to receive a user name and password to access the online grant application system. You will need a user name and password to submit an application.

Grant applications were due by 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 1, 2016.

All applicants are required to comply with NYSED's Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) participation goalsexternal link for this grant. M/WBE Forms

New York State has implemented a prequalification requirement for not-for-profit entities applying for grants. In order to be eligible to apply for an award under this grant, any not-for-profit entity who is the lead applicant must prequalify using the Grants Gateway. No paperwork is required to be sent as proof of application; however, agencies that have not been prequalified by the grant application due date will not be considered for a grant award. Pre-qualification must be periodically renewed.  Even if you have prequalified in the past please be sure your institution's pre-qualification is still active. As this process may take up to a few weeks, it is advised that interested agencies begin this process immediately upon RFP announcement. In order to be eligible to apply for an award, any not-for-profit entity who is the lead applicant must prequalify using the Grants Gatewayexternal link.

Grants Gateway: Information for Current and Potential Granteesexternal link(from the Division of Budget, Grants Reform page)

Conservation/Preservation Discretionary Grant Guidelines and Applicationexternal link

Grant-Writing Workshop PowerPoint presentation: PowerPointPowerPoint slide show format [2.44m] |pdf icon .PDF format [1.77m]

Frequently Asked Questions


The Conservation/Preservation Program provides State funding for libraries and other organizations engaged in efforts to preserve deteriorating library research materials. The program was established as part of the landmark 1984 library legislation and was expanded in 1986 and 1990. [SEE: Education Law, Section 273.7] It is administered by the New York State Library's Division of Library Development.

The purposes of the Conservation/Preservation program are to encourage the proper care and accessibility of research materials, to promote the use and development of guidelines and technical standards for conservation/preservation work, and to support the growth of local and cooperative activities within the context of emerging national preservation programs.


Grants Information

Publications

Other Preservation Resources

Last Updated: September 13, 2016 -- asm; for questions or comments contact Barbara Lilley