The world has been put on hold by the Covid-19 crisis, and our grants are no exception. Since many archives have temporarily suspended or reduced their operations, the National Film Preservation Foundation will push forward the registration deadline for its federally funded grant program.
The new deadline for registrations is Friday, May 8, 2020. Completed applications will be due June 12.
The NFPF offers two types of federal cash grants that support the preservation of historically and culturally significant American films. Basic Preservation Grants fund laboratory work to create preservation masters and access copies, and are open to nonprofit and public institutions in the United States that provide public access to their film collections. The awards range from $1,000 to $20,000.
Matching Grants help experienced institutions undertake larger-scale projects; applicants may request cash stipends of between $20,001 and $75,000 to fund laboratory work. They must “match” the NFPF grant with outside cash support equal to one-fifth of the award. Only institutions that have successfully completed a NFPF-funded project may apply.
Both types of grants are made possible by the Library of Congress Sound Recording and Film Preservation Programs Reauthorization Act of 2016.
If your institution has a project that fits our grant guidelines, we encourage you to apply. Should your archive be new to film preservation, we are here to answer your questions and guide you through the application process. We look forward to hearing from you on or before May 8.