Giglio Says Grants Available For Research Material Preservation

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,C,I-Gowanda) today said the state Department of Education has grants available for organizations interested in preserving significant research materials in libraries, archives, historical societies and other agencies throughout the state.

Nonprofit libraries, museums, historical societies and similar institutions in New York and cooperating groups of such organizations are eligible for funding. Additionally, colleges, universities and professional associations are qualified to apply for grants.

“I encourage libraries and other nonprofit organizations in the Southern Tier and throughout the state to apply for these important funds,” said Giglio. “By taking advantage of these state grants, organizations can help archive and preserve historically significant material for generations to come.”

A total of $500,000 is available, with individual grants ranging from $1,500 to $30,000.

For more information, contact the New York Library, Conservation/Preservation Program, at Room 10-B-41, Cultural Education Center, Albany, New York, 12230, or call (518) 486-2197.