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Conservation Project Support Grant Opportunity

The synopsis for this grant opportunity is detailed below, following this paragraph. This synopsis contains all of the updates to this document that have been posted as of 08/02/2011 . If updates have been made to the opportunity synopsis, update information is provided below the synopsis.

Additional Information on Eligibility:
To be eligible for a CPS grant, you must: – be either a unit of State or local government or a private nonprofit organization that has tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code; – be located in one of the 50 States of the United States of America, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau; and – qualify as one of the following: 1. a museum that, using a professional staff, is organized on a permanent basis for essentially educational or aesthetic purposes; owns or uses tangible objects, either animate or inanimate; cares for these objects; and exhibits these objects to the general public on a regular basis through facilities that it owns or operates. 2. a public or private nonprofit agency which is responsible for the operation of a museum may, if necessary, apply on behalf of the museum. Please note that a museum located within a parent organization that is a State or local government or multipurpose not-for-profit entity, such as a municipality, university, historical society, foundation, or cultural center, may apply on its own behalf if the museum: (1) is able to independently fulfill all the eligibility requirements listed above; (2) functions as a discrete unit within the parent organization; (3) has its own fully segregated and itemized operating budget; and (4) has the authority to make the application on its own. When any of the last three conditions cannot be met, a museum may only apply through its parent organization. A parent organization that controls multiple museums that are not autonomous but which are otherwise eligible may submit only one application per grant program; this single application may be submitted by the parent organization on behalf of one or more of the eligible museums. IMLS may determine that a non-profit organization that is affiliated with a museum is eligible for this program where the organization can demonstrate that it has the ability to administer the project and can ensure compliance with the terms of these guidelines and the applicable law, including the Assurances and Certifications. The applicant organization must submit an agreement from the museum that details the activities that the applicant and museum will perform and binds the museum to the statements and assurances made in the grant application.

Agency Name
Institute of Museum and Library Services

Description
The purpose of the Conservation Project Support (CPS) grants program is to help safeguard the collections housed in the nation’s museums so that current and future generations can gain access to and learn from the rich artistic, cultural, and scientific heritage they represent. To achieve this purpose, we award grants to help you identify your conservation needs and priorities and ensure the safekeeping of your collections by implementing sound conservation practices. Since the program�s inception in 1984, we have awarded 3,383 CPS grants to all types and sizes of museums that care for a very broad range of collections, including art, history, natural history, anthropology, living plants, and living animals. We support a holistic approach to conservation and have designed the CPS program to assist you in developing progressive, institution-wide approaches to caring for nonliving and living collections. CPS grants may fund surveys, environmental improvements, treatment, and training. The full range of conservation opportunities we support through this program can provide a roadmap to guide your collections care through which you contribute public value to your community.

Link to Full Announcement

http://www.imls.gov/applicants/guidelines/cps_2012.shtm

If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:
Connie Bodner
Senior Program Officer
Phone: 202/653-4636
cbodner@imls.gov

If you would like to receive notifications of changes to the grant opportunity click send me change notification emails . The only thing you need to provide for this service is your email address. No other information is requested.

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