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Collections Assessment for Preservation Program (CAP)



Grant Info: 

Application: The next CAP application deadline will be announced soon.

Program Overview:

The Collections Assessment for Preservation Program (CAP) is supported through a cooperative agreement between the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, Inc. (FAIC).

The Collections Assessment for Preservation Program will build upon the former CAP program (Conservation Assessment Program) that was funded by IMLS and administered by Heritage Preservation for 24 years, until Heritage Preservation ceased operations in 2015. The new program will continue to support collections assessments for small and medium-sized museums throughout the nation.

FAIC is currently developing the systems and infrastructure needed to run the program, and plans to announce the first call for applications from museums to participate in the program in the fall of 2016 with an early 2017 deadline. Detailed information will be posted here in the coming months.

Press Release:

"IMLS and the FAIC Announce New Collections Assessment For Preservation Program"

Program Contacts:

Christopher J. Reich
Senior Advisor

Connie Bodner
Supervisory Grants Management Specialist


* Subject to the availability of funds and IMLS discretion.