Contact: Priscilla Brendler    
GHHN awards  $3,900  statewide 
in Collection Needs Assessment Program: 
Site Assessment Grants
The Collection Needs Assessment Program: Site Assessment, administered by  Greater Hudson Heritage Network in partnership with the  New York State Council on the Arts supports requests from qualified museums in New York State for professional services for a collections consultant to assist museums with various areas of stewardship including identifying specific collections issues, and suggesting and prioritizing basic steps to improve care of collections. 

For the Spring grant funding cycle, applications were received by invitation only from institutions from 7 counties in New York State. In all, requests were received from 8 organizations of which 6 awards for $650 each were made for total awards of $3,900. Of the 8 applicant institutions, one had a general operating budget under $20,000, three had budgets over $21,000 but below $50,000, two had budgets over $51,000 but under $100,000, one had a budget between $101,000 to $500,000, and one organization had a budget over $2 million. Organizational operating budgets of the Spring Collection Needs Assessment Program: Site Assessment grant recipients span a stunning range from $5,000 to $2.4 million.

CNAP: Site Assessment Grant Recipients:

Historical Society of Quaker Hill and Pawling  (Dutchess County)
Montgomery County Historical Society (Mont gomery County)
Northport Historical Society (Suffolk County)
Nunda Historical Society (Livingston County)
Riverbank Historic House Museum (Orange County)
Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences (Richmond County)

The NYSCA/GHHN Collection Needs Assessment Program: Site Assessment Grant is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.