Wednesday, May 11, 2011

CCAHA’s Risk Assessment Program Grant Awards


The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) is seeking applicants for its Risk Assessment Program. Through funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), CCAHA is able to offer a limited number of subsidized risk assessments for $350, including the assessor’s travel expenses. Application forms and additional information about the Risk Assessment Program can be found at

Risk Assessment Program Grant Awards

A risk assessment is a necessary first step for developing an Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan. Institutions selected to participate in the program will work with a CCAHA staff member to complete a one day on-site consultation during which collections management policies and procedures, facilities and building location, environmental conditions, security and fire protection, pest and mold control, and weather and geographic risks are analyzed. The written risk assessment report will provide observations, recommendations, and resources to help the institution mitigate risks and will also serve as a guide in the development of an Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan for the collection and the institution. In addition, CCAHA staff will review any subsequent disaster planning documents and make suggestions for the successful implementation of the emergency plan.

Eligibility: Small to mid-sized institutions with humanities-based collections of regional or national significance in the Mid-Atlantic region (PA, NJ, DE, MD, NY, DC, VA, and WV) are eligible and encouraged to apply. Additional eligibility requirements are on CCAHA’s web site at

Application Process and Deadline:

Application forms and additional information about the Risk Assessment Program can be found at

All applications must be received by Friday, July 15, 2011.

If you have questions or want to discuss the suitability of this program for your institution, please contact CCAHA’s Preservation Services Office: call (215) 545-0613, go to or email

Established in 1977, CCAHA is one of the largest nonprofit conservation facilities in the country.

CCAHA serves other non-profit cultural, educational, and research institutions and specializes in the treatment of art and historic artifacts on paper and provides preservation education, training, and consultation.