There are a few funding opportunities with deadlines this spring that we’d like to share with you.

Cultural Resource Fund Phase II Grants, Due February 15th

The Federal Communications Commission and seven Class I freight rail have created the Cultural Resource Fund to support Tribal and State cultural and historic preservation projects.  You must be among the eligible tribes or States to apply (see here for eligibility).   Fifty competitive grants of up to $50,000 are available during the Phase II funding cycle.  Phase III funding will be announced later this spring.

Council on Library and Information Resources Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives, Initial Proposals Due April 4th

CLIR Hidden Collections grants are designed to fund programs that digitize and provide access to non-digital collections of rare or unique content in cultural heritage institutions.  Funding for projects ranges from $50,000-$500,000 (and the maximum depends on whether you apply as a single institution or as part of a collaborative project).

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission Access to Historical Records, Draft Due April 4th  

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission of the National Archives seeks proposals that promote the preservation and use of historical records collections to broaden understanding of our democracy, history, and culture. This grant program is designed to support archival repositories in preserving and processing primary source materials. The program emphasizes the creation of online tools that facilitate the public discovery of historical records.  Grant funding is available for up to 14 projects of up to $200,000.

If you or your organization is interested in partnering with Digital Antiquity or including tDAR in your proposal please get in touch with us.  We are available to assist with budget development and are interested in potential collaborative projects related to digital preservation of archaeological information.  Please contact us at to discuss your project today!