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An opportunity for recipients of active Recordings at Risk and Digitizing Hidden Collections grants to apply for supplemental funding to address needs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications are now closed.
Emergency Relief awards are intended to cover costs related to major grant activities (such as the reformatting of materials proposed for digitization, the creation of metadata for these materials, or other means of facilitating access to the digital files created) rather than costs of new or supplemental activities (such as the digitization of new collections outside the original project scope, conference participation, system upgrades, website redesign, or online exhibit creation).
Funds should be applied to the completion of previously approved primary grant activities (digital reformatting, metadata creation, and/or other means of facilitating access to digital files).
While all active recipients are eligible, those in the final phases of projects will be prioritized for supplemental funding. Generally speaking, Recordings at Risk recipients in the final phases of project work would have six months or less remaining in their grant terms, and Digitizing Hidden Collections recipients in the final phases of project work would have twelve months or less remaining in their grant terms.
No more than one Emergency Relief award will be given per project. Multiple requests from the same institution for different projects (for example, one request for a Digitizing Hidden Collections project and one request for a Recordings at Risk project) will be considered but will be subject to greater scrutiny in the interest of serving the maximum number of recipient institutions.
Digitizing Hidden Collections recipients may request up to $7500Recordings at Risk recipients may request up to $3000
Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to:
The application process is designed to be lightweight and will look familiar to anyone who’s completed our grant modification process. Applicants will provide the following:
The review process for the Emergency Relief Funding will be led by the CLIR Grants Team who will also make the funding decisions. Selection of recipients will be prioritized by the following criteria:
Notifications will be made November 30, 2020 and funds will be issued by mid-December.
Additional resources for ongoing projects can be found on the recipient resources pages for Digitizing Hidden Collections and Recordings at Risk. If you have any questions or if you’d like to talk about possible project modifications related to the ongoing pandemic, get in touch with program staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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