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Oklahoma Collections Assessment Plans Program

Grants to Oklahoma Cultural & Historical
Organizations for Planning Care of their Collections

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Oklahoma Department of Libraries

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Grants of up to $6,000 in professional assistance are available to Oklahoma institutions involved with the preservation of the state's history and culture. Applicants whose collections are accessible to the public are eligible to receive help in developing plans for the care of their collections. Smaller institutions with limited funding will receive priority.

Organizations accepted into the program will receive:
1) Assistance in conducting an organizational and collections self-assessment;
2) Services of a professional Preservation Consultant who will work with staff and volunteers to develop a written collections assessment plan; and
3) Registration fee waivers for workshops sponsored by OHRAB and its partners.

Organizations successfully completing the program will be eligible to apply for future funding through ODL/OHRAB to help address one of the priorities identified in the written plan and, if desired, assistance with completing a grant application to the National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation Assistance Grants program for small to mid-sized organizations.

Each participating repository must complete an organizational self-assessment covering mission, planning, governance, finances, policies, risk management, security, marketing and outreach, procedures, storage, and general facility conditions.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 139287

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $6,000.


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Historical Society/Genealogical Society
Historic Site/House
Tribal cultural institutions
Other institutions that hold materials documenting the state’s history and culture

Institutions that house solely objects or artifacts are not eligible to participate in OCAP.

Pre-Application Information:

Geographical location within Oklahoma will be considered to ensure that repositories in all regions participate. The historical significance of the collections, their condition, specific requests for assistance, and the availability of institutional resources will be considered in the evaluation of all applications.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Susan Feller

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oklahoma