Save America’s Treasures Solicits Applications

The National Park Service in partnership with the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services is seeking applicants for its Save America’s Treasures 2008 grant program. Save America’s Treasures makes critical investments in the preservation of our nation’s most significant cultural treasures. Grants are awarded for preservation and/or conservation work on nationally significant intellectual and cultural artifacts and nationally significant historic structures and sites. Grant amounts range from $25,000 to $700,000 to conserve collections and from $125,000 to $700,000 for historic property and sites projects. All the awards must be matched 1:1.

Beginning this year, Save America’s Treasures will be accepting on-line applications only through, the federal government grant website. Paper applications will not be accepted. Applicants are asked to register on Once your registration has been submitted, you can download the application package and begin filling out the various PDF forms. Once the registration is confirmed, which can take several weeks, applicants can then submit their final application through

Complete guidelines, applications and information, as well as a database of previous Save America Treasure’s awardees, can be found on the National Park Service Web site. Deadline for applications is May 20, 2008. For general information contact Kimber Craine at the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities or call 202/682-5661.