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U.S. Department of the Interior: Preservation Technology and Training Grants

Deadline: November 3, 2016

2017 Preservation Technology and Training Grants (PTT Grants) are intended to create better tools, better materials, and better approaches to conserving buildings, landscapes, sites, and collections. The PTT Grants are administered by the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT), the National Park Service’s innovation center for the preservation community.

The competitive grants program will provide funding to federal agencies, states, tribes, local governments, and non-profit organizations. PTT Grants will support the following activities:

  • Innovative research that develops new technologies or adapts existing technologies to preserve cultural resources
  • Specialized workshops or symposia that identify and address national preservation needs
  • How-to videos, mobile applications, podcasts, best practices publications, or webinars that disseminate practical preservation methods or provide better tools for preservation practice

NCPTT funds projects within several overlapping disciplinary areas.  These include:

  • Archeology
  • Architecture
  • Collections Management
  • Engineering
  • Historic Landscapes
  • Materials Conservation

Amount: $300,000 is available for 7-13 grants as follows:

  • Research: Typically range from $25,000 to $40,000
  • Workshops or symposia: Typically range from $15,000-$25,000
  • Resources and tools for preservation practice: Typically range from $5,000-$15,000

Eligibility: Federal and non-Federal laboratories; accredited museums; universities; nonprofit organizations; system units and offices and Cooperative Park Study Units of the System; State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs); tribal preservation offices; and Native Hawaiian organizations.

Link: https://www.ncptt.nps.gov/grants/2017-preservation-technology-and-training-grants/

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