Apply for DHPSNY Planning & Assessment Services by July 16!

Wed, 06/23/2021 - 13:44

The summer of 2021 is officially here and COVID-19 restrictions are lifting—what’s in store for your institution? An excellent way to fast-track your program goals and become even better stewards of the collections in your care is to take part in one of our free Planning & Assessment Services

DHPSNY Planning & Assessment Services can help your organization:

  • Secure future grants and other funding opportunities
  • Gain knowledge of the standards and best practices for collections management & preservation as well as confidence in applying this knowledge
  • Increase the accessibility and use of your institution’s collections
  • Build a lasting relationship with DHPSNY’s supportive professional staff

Start an Application Today

To help you get started, we've outlined each of our services below with links to testimonials and application materials. Our website also features helpful tools for navigating the application process, including frequently asked questionssample applications, and our recent webinar DHPSNY's Planning & Assessments: A Crash Course


DHPSNY staff is here to help you every step of the way! For assistance, questions about eligibility, or additional information, contact us at or (215) 545-0613 extension 338.

Archival Needs Assessments

An Archival Needs Assessment is an excellent way to examine your archival program holistically through an external lens. The final assessment report delivered to your organization covers Administration, Collections Management, and Collections Care.

"I cannot state enough how helpful the Archival Needs Assessment final report has been to my daily working life and how much it has helped me in the continuing process of bringing a truly unique library back to vibrant scholarly life." Read more testimonials from past recipients.

Click here to apply.

Strategic Planning Assistance

Our Strategic Planning Assistance curriculum was developed in partnership with the New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON). At the end of the process, your organization will have completed a three-year strategic plan, a document unique to your institution, identifying key goals to support and strengthen your organization with milestones to gauge your success along the way

"Our new strategic plan is very motivating. The experience brought board members together and, for many, introduced them to a planning process." Read more testimonials from past recipients.

Click here to apply.

Preservation Surveys

Preservation Survey is a general evaluation of your institution’s preservation needs and is a recommended step for any archival program. The final survey report delivered to your organization covers Preservation Administration, Building Conditions, Environmental Conditions, Security and Emergency Preparedness, and Collections Care and Storage.

"I knew the Preservation Survey would be important, but was surprised by the number of ways we have subsequently used it in our work." Read more testimonials from past recipients.

Click here to apply.

Condition Surveys

Condition Survey is a valuable tool for institutions that have previously undergone a Preservation Survey (through DHPSNY or another program) and are now interested in evaluating the conditions of collection materials on a more granular level. Since a Condition Survey is designed to evaluate the materials in a discrete collection, this service will be offered only after an overall Preservation Survey has been conducted.

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