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Connecting to Collections: Statewide Planning Grants

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  • Amos J Wright
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 14, 2007 Press Contacts 202-653-4628 Kevin O Connell, http://www.imls.gov/news/2007/ koconnell@imls.gov IMLS Calls for 2008
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 15 6:16 AM

      August 14, 2007

      Press Contacts


      Kevin O'Connell,


      IMLS Calls for 2008 Connecting to Collections: Statewide Planning

      Application Deadline: October 16, 2007

      Washington, DC-The Institute of Museum and Library Services invites
      proposals for statewide, collaborative planning grants to address the
      recommendations of the <http://www.heritagepreservation.org/HHI
      <http://www.heritagepreservation.org/HHI> > Heritage Health Index
      a landmark study conducted by Heritage Preservation in partnership
      with IMLS. HHI found the collections held in the public trust by
      museums, and archives to be at great risk. The report offered four
      recommendations for collecting institutions:

      . that they provide safe conditions for their collections; . that they
      develop an emergency plan; . that they assign responsibility for
      collections care; and . that they marshal public and private support
      for and raise public awareness about collections care.

      These grants are aimed at fostering effective partnerships among
      organizations that have a strong commitment to the collections
      stewardship goals of a given state, commonwealth, or territory. Over
      the course of two years, IMLS hopes to make one grant to each eligible
      state or territory so that each of these entities can move closer to
      achieving the recommendations of the HHI through an appropriate and
      achievable plan for action.

      For the past year, IMLS and its partners have been drawing attention
      the findings and recommendations of HHI. The
      <http://www.imls.gov/about/collections.shtm> > Connecting to
      Collections: A Call to Action initiative has already resulted in a
      successful national summit on conservation and preservation, the
      signing of a cooperative agreement to create a conservation "bookshelf,"
      the issuance of a request for proposals to support Connecting to
      Collections: The National Tour. The Statewide Planning Grants
      Represent an equally important component of this national initiative.

      Application guidelines are

      <http://www.imls.gov/applicants/grants/pdf/CtoC_2008.pdf> > available
      PDF format here (608KB). Please note that the Institute will only
      applications submitted through Grants.gov, the federal government's
      online application system. All applicants who are using Grants.gov
      must register with Grants.gov before submitting their application.
      Applicants who are not already registered should allow at least two
      weeks to
      complete this one-time process.
      <http://www.imls.gov/applicants/grantsgov/checklist.shtm> > Click here
      for more information on registration. Please direct any questions
      the Statewide Planning Grants to Christine Henry, 202-653-4674,
      <mailto:chenry@... <mailto:chenry@...> > chenry@....


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