Apply Now for Spring Planning & Assessment Services

Thu, 09/14/2023 - 14:15

Applications are open for DHPSNY Planning & Assessment Services, and the next submission deadline is Friday, November 3, 2023. Planning & Assessment services pair accepted organizations with DHPSNY staff to discuss current practices and set recommendations and goals specific to your capacity and needs. Final reports can be utilized to obtain additional funding, increase the accessibility and use of your collections, and more.

Applications for the following services will be reviewed in November 2023:

  • Archival Needs Assessments: An excellent way to examine your archival program holistically through an external lens. DHPSNY Archival Needs Assessments cover Administration, Collections Management, and Collections Care.
  • Preservation Surveys: A general evaluation of your institution's preservation needs, pinpointing areas of concern and recommendations for improvement in Preservation, Administration, Building Conditions, Environmental Conditions, Security and Emergency Preparedness, and Collections Care and Storage.
  • Strategic Planning Assistance: This service helps organizations think proactively about their future and shape a three-year plan to serve as a road map for future decision-making under a trained facilitator.
  • Condition Surveys: A 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.

Visit to learn more about each of our services and determine which is right for your organization's needs. Our website features helpful tools for navigating the application process, including frequently asked questions and sample applications.

If you're unsure which service to apply for or whether your institution is ready, we encourage you to reach out to us! DHPSNY staff is available to answer your questions at or 215-545-0613 ext. 337.

Application materials for DHPSNY's Planning & Assessment Services are accepted year-round and reviewed three times a year. DHPSNY Foundational Planning Assistance is accepted on a rolling basis.

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