"READY – OR NOT” Cultural Heritage Disaster Preparedness

Portal ID:
8843
Status:
Closed (2 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
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Details

Purpose:

The California State Library seeks a partner to work with local archives, historical societies, libraries, museums and tribal nations to help those entities create written disaster preparedness plans to protect their collections and ensure future public access. The goal is to connect communities holding at-risk collections with the resources needed to protect those collections from destruction and make them available to all Californians.

Description:

The California State Library seeks a partner organization to work with local archives, historical societies, libraries, museums and, when possible, tribal nations to help those entities create written disaster preparedness plans to protect their collections and ensure future public access.

The program’s goal is to connect communities holding at-risk collections with the resources needed to protect those collections from destruction and make them available to all Californians.

The State Library’s partner organization shall be responsible for:

·       Hiring and deploying a team of six or more roving Collection Protectors and Heritage Consultants with experience in disaster planning and preparedness to assess local heritage collections, gauge potential risk and identify ways to mitigate risk.

·       Assisting local cultural heritage entities in creating disaster preparedness plans based on those assessments and ensuring local disaster response agencies are apprised of those plans.

·       Making recommendations to the State Library on grant awards to local cultural heritage entities that help ensure the workability and effectiveness of their disaster preparedness plans.

·       Completing approximately 300 disaster preparedness plans each year over the life of the program so that all local heritage organizations without plans have one in place.

Applicants are encouraged to review the results of the recent California Cultural Collections Protection Survey, which was taken by more than 450 cultural heritage institutions across California. The survey gathered information about the state of California’s cultural heritage collections and the extent to which institutions prioritize, plan for and resource collection protection.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Business
  • Individual
  • Nonprofit

Applicants should have proven experience with:

·       Conducting preservation needs assessments

·       Conducting digital preservation assessments

·       Conducting collection and item level assessments

·       Grant administration

·       Working with tribal nations, museums, archives, libraries, historical societies & government entities

·       Hiring and training preservation consultants

·       Creating and designing disaster preparedness plans

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
March 14, 2022
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
Until June 30, 2025

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$3,144,000
Expected number of awards A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
1
Estimated amount per award Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
$3,144,000
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
Funding Source: The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State
Funding Method: The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Reimbursement(s)

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Jamie Romas, 1-708-955-6876, jamie.romas@library.ca.gov