Collection Assessment Program Grants Awarded


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collection needs assessment programGreater Hudson Heritage Network has awarded $6,992 in grants as part of its 2017 Fall Collection Needs Assessment Program: Site Assessment and Supplies Grants.

The 2017 Fall Collection Needs Assessment Program: Site Assessment and Supplies Grant, administered by Greater Hudson Heritage Network in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts, supports requests for site assessments and to purchase collection management supplies for qualified museums in New York State.

For the Fall grant funding cycle, 29 grant applications were received from institutions from 22 counties in New York State, requesting an aggregate of $20,020.77 in grant support. In all, 11 organizational awards totaling $6,992 were recommended for funding. The 2017 Collection Needs Assessment Program Grant awards range from $320 to $750.

Of the 29 applicant institutions, four had a general operating budget under $20,000, five had budgets over $21,000 but below $50,000, five had budgets over $51,000 but under $100,000, eight had a budget between $101,000 to 500,000, four organizations had budgets between $501,000 and $1million, and three organization had a budget over $1 million. Organizational operating budgets of the Fall Collection Needs Assessment Program: Site Assessment and Supplies grant recipients span a stunning range from $7,500 to $27 million.

Collection Needs Assessment Program Grant Recipients:

Boscobel House and Gardens (Putnam County)
Essex County Historical Society (Essex County)
FASNY Museum of Firefighting (Columbia County)
Oswego County Historical Society (Oswego County)
Oyster Bay Historical Society (Nassau County)
Roberson Museum and Science Center (Broome County)
Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities (Suffolk County)
Ticonderoga Historical Society (Essex County)
Tuxedo Historical Society (Orange County)
Warren County Historical Society (Warren County)
Yonkers Historical Society (Westchester County)

The NYSCA/GHHN Collection Needs Assessment Program: Site Assessment and Supplies Grant is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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