Shelby White & Leon Levy Archival Assistance Initiative Grants 2023
The New York Preservation Archive Project originally presented Archival Assistance Initiative grants from 2013 through 2018 to assist historic preservation-related not-for-profit organizations in identifying and maintaining their archival resources. With the generous assistance of the Leon Levy Foundation, the Initiative was revitalized with a new round of small grants in 2022, and we now continue with a 2023 round. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 pm on May 20, 2023. Grant winners will be informed in the latter part of the summer.
**Download the application here (in PDF or Word format):
PDF – NYPAP’s Shelby White & Leon Levy Archival Assistance Fund Application – Form 2023
WORD – NYPAP’s Shelby White & Leon Levy Archival Assistance Fund Application – Form 2023