Greater Hudson Heritage Network serves the museum and history communities in New York State as a catalyst to: advance professional standards and practices; build the capacity of organizations to meet their missions, and create a network of effective and professional stewards of regional history and culture - now and in the future. We envision communities that value the exploration and preservation of their heritage and culture, and are empowered to save it for and interpret it to future generations, through the leadership of museums and history organizations.


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IMPORTANT DATES:

January 1, 2017: Conservation Treatment Grant Program Portal Opens (closes March 1, 2017)

January 1, 2017: 2016 Conservation Treatment Grant Program Final Report Portal Opens (closes June 30, 2017)

April 1, 2017: Collection Needs Assessment Program - Supplies Program Portal Opens (closes May 1, 2017)

April 1, 2017: Collection Needs Assessment Program - Site Assessment Portal Opens (closes May 1, 2017) By Invitation Only! - You will need to access the CNAP Site Assessment Application through the Apply Now! Button on the password protected webpage on the GHHN site - it will not show here as an option.

July 15, 2017: Awards for Excellence Nomination Portal Opens

August 15, 2017: Awards for Excellence Nomination Portal Closes

September 1, 2017: Collection Needs Assessment Program - Site Assessment Portal Opens (closes October 1, 2017) By Invitation Only! - You will need to access the CNAP Site Assessment Application through the Apply Now! Button on the password protected webpage on the GHHN site - it will not show here as an option.

September 1, 2017: Collection Needs Assessment Program - Supplies Program Portal Opens (closes October 1, 2017)


Collection Needs Assessment  Awardees have a requirement to prepare a final report. Please note, our final report submission process is paperless


Final Report Deadlines:

If your supply request was granted in the May 2017 round, your Final Report is due by October 1, 2017. If your request was granted in the October 2017 round, your Final Report is due by May 1, 2018.

Please Note: You must notify GHHN if you do not anticipate spending all your awarded funds.  Any unspent funds must be received back to GHHN at the time of Final Report submission, made payable to Greater Hudson Heritage Network. Unspent funds will be re-granted in subsequent grant rounds.

Some parts of the final report will be filled out in fields in the portal, and other parts of the final report will now need to be uploaded as PDF files. Regardless of whether or not you will be filling in fields directly or uploading documents, we highly recommend that you compose your answers offline and copy/paste them into the online form so that you have your work backed up if there is a technical issue. Please note, questions with fillable fields will not accept formatting such as bulleted lists or boldface or italics. This formatting is allowable in PDF files that you upload.

Your final report MUST consist of:

1.    A narrative (maximum one page) addressing the following: A narrative accounting of how grant funds were spent, i.e. what was purchased with the funds and their purpose.

2.    Attach an accounting of grant expenses, indicating total awarded, total project expenses, and if you are returning any funds to GHHN.

OPTIONAL: If you would like, you may attach press releases, announcements, publications, and exhibit or program materials referring to the grant program. If you post on Facebook or Twitter about the awarded funds, please make sure to tag Greater Hudson Heritage Network (on Twitter:@theGHHN) in the posts so we may see the post.

Collection Needs Assessment  Awardees have a requirement to prepare a final report. Please note, our final report submission process is paperless

Final Report Deadlines: If your site assessment request was granted in the May 2017 round, your Final Report is due by May 31, 2018. If your request was granted in the October 2017 round, your Final Report is due by October 31, 2018.

Please Note: You must notify GHHN if you do not anticipate spending all your awarded funds.  Any unspent funds must be received back to GHHN at the time of Final Report submission, made payable to Greater Hudson Heritage Network. Unspent funds will be re-granted in subsequent grant rounds. 

Some parts of the final report will be filled out in fields in the portal, and other parts of the final report will now need to be uploaded as PDF files. Regardless of whether or not you will be filling in fields directly or uploading documents, we highly recommend that you compose your answers offline and copy/paste them into the online form so that you have your work backed up if there is a technical issue. Please note, questions with fillable fields will not accept formatting such as bulleted lists or boldface or italics. This formatting is allowable in PDF files that you upload.

Your final report MUST consist of:

1.    A narrative (maximum one page) addressing the following: A narrative accounting of your site assessment, including the consultant name and the date of the visit, and a general overview of the consultant's report.

2.    An accounting of grant expenses, indicating totals for both consultant fee and consultant travel.

3.    Please attach a copy of the report provided to you by your consultant. 

OPTIONAL: If you would like, you may attach press releases, announcements, publications, and exhibit or program materials referring to the grant program. If you post on Facebook or Twitter about the awarded funds, please make sure to tag Greater Hudson Heritage Network (on Twitter:@theGHHN) in the posts so we may see the post.

Ends on November 1, 2017

The NYSCA/GHHN Collection Needs Assessment Program is a new NYSCA/GHHN Grant partnership program which will provide two opportunities for museums across New York State. 

This is the application for the Supplies Program. 

Applicants who have consulted with an appropriate professional (completed a CNAP with a consultant or with another reputable program - MAP, CAP, NEA’s Small Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions, C2C Circuit Rider, etc.) may request funds to purchase collection management supplies and shipping. If an organization has limited experience in rehousing collections, they should work with their Site Assessment consultant to provide guidance selecting appropriate supply materials.

Applicants may request funds up to $750 for general collections management needs. Supplies may include: storage boxes, acid-free tissue paper, artifact trays, dividers, UV filtering film, Tyvek sheeting, tape, tags, labels, and environmental monitors. Applicants may apply for Collection Supplies only 1 time per year. No match is required.

Total available: $7,500

Applications will be accepted from chartered nonprofit museums, historical organizations or other cultural institutions either incorporated in or registered to do business in NYS, that own, care for and exhibit collections to the public. GHHN membership is not required. Federal & municipal museums and historic sites must contact the CNAP administrator to discuss eligibility. Sites owned by state agencies and religious institutions are ineligible.  Organizations with budgets under $250,000 are strongly encouraged to apply.Priority consideration will be given to applicants who have not received prior funding from this Supplies Program.

Please refer to application instructions and guidelines found on our website at www.greaterhudson.org before beginning application. We highly recommend that you compose your answers offline and copy/paste them into the online form so that you have your work backed up if there is a technical issue.