Planning & Assessment Applications Due Friday, July 16!

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 15:24

As we approach the summer of 2021 and start settling into the new normal, an excellent way to get your institution on a fast track to reaching program goals is to take part in one of DHPSNY’s Planning & Assessment Services! Offered free of cost to New York institutions, each of our services are tailored to fit your organization’s needs and can be utilized to obtain funding, increase the accessibility and use of your collections, and more!

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To help you get started, we've outlined each of our services below with links to more information 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.

Support & Office Hours

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.

New this round! Schedule a 30-minute call with DHPSNY Program Manager Anastasia Matijkiw to discuss how DHPSNY Planning & Assessment Services might be of help to your organization. Slots are currently available for the week of June 13, 2021. If you are interested in an appointment but don't see a time that fits your schedule, email us at and we will accommodate you.

Archival Needs Assessments

DHPSNY Archival Needs Assessments thoroughly examine your institution's archival program, identifying what's working, as well as areas of potential improvement. The final assessment report delivered to your organization covers AdministrationCollections Management, and Collections Care, pinpointing problems, recommending solutions, setting priorities, and guiding the development of your archival program.

Click here to learn more and apply.

Preservation Surveys

A DHPSNY 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 AdministrationBuilding ConditionsEnvironmental ConditionsSecurity and Emergency Preparedness, and Collections Care and Storage.

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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. 

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Condition Surveys

A 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.

Click here to learn more and apply.

At present, all Preservation Surveys, Archival Needs Assessments, and Strategic Planning Assistance are conducted virtually.

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