April 2022 –

The New York Preservation Archive Project originally established the Archival Assistance Initiative in 2013 to assist historic preservation-related not-for-profit organizations in identifying and maintaining their archival resources. Now, with the generous assistance of the Leon Levy Foundation, the Initiative is being revitalized with a new round of small grants in 2022. Applicants must demonstrate their project or collection’s significance to the story of historic preservation in New York City.

Scope: Projects and expenses may include, but are not limited to, hiring an archival consultant; creating an archival policy; performing a survey of archival collections; the creation of collection inventories and finding aids; collections processing; the purchase of archival supplies and materials; increasing public accessibility to collections; scanning and digitization; and the creation of new management strategies for operational records. *Grants awarded (typical range is $500-2,500) do not require matches.

Completed applications with supporting materials must be submitted to info@nypap.org by 11:59 pm on May 20, 2022. Grant winners will be informed in the latter part of the summer.

**Download the application here (in PDF or Word format):

PDF – APPLICATION – NYPAP’s Shelby White & Leon Levy Archival Assistance Initiative Grants

WORD – APPLICATION – NYPAP’s Shelby White & Leon Levy Archival Assistance Initiative Grants