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

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: New York State has implemented a prequalification requirement for not-for-profit entities applying for grants.

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


Other Preservation Resources

Last Updated: May 10, 2016 -- asm; for questions or comments contact Barbara Lilley