Open Call for Grant Proposals from The National Recording Preservation Foundation!

There’s an open call for proposals for grants from the National Recording Preservation Foundation (NRPF) until August 15th. Individual grants will be awarded up to $20,000 each.

The following projects are eligible: preservation and/or archiving, digitization, collection appraisal and planning, material or professional conservation, and the creation of means for public and or research access to collections.

NRPF would like to fund projects in each of the following areas: broadcast, spoken word and music, but awards will be made solely on the basis of the proposals themselves.


Put in the subject line: Request for Grant Application Details. They will send by return email full information on how to apply.

Deadline: August 15, 2018
Grant Awards Announced: September 30, 2018


The National Recording Preservation Foundation offers grants to non-profit archives, libraries, museums, universities and other entities engaged in the preservation of audio materials that demonstrate cultural or historical importance and are held within the United States of America. In rare cases we may offer grants to commercial entities if a case can be made for the material’s cultural and historical value, the commercial holder cannot fund such preservation itself and a partnership exists with a non-profit entity in the field. Projects leading only to commercial release without an archival preservation component element will most likely be found lacking. The NRPF does not offer grants to individuals unless the materials are housed within a non-profit structure.

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