The NEH’s Division of Preservation and Access has recently released the guidelines for the program “Humanities Collections and Reference Resources.” This program supports projects that preserve and create intellectual access to such collections as books, journals, newspapers, manuscript and archival materials, maps, still and moving images, sound recordings, art, and objects of material culture. The grant can cover activities such as digitizing materials, cataloging collections, implementing preservation measures, developing databases, and many others. Please consult the guidelines for more details. The deadline for this program is July 15, 2009.
Please note that "Humanities Collections and Reference Resources" is a separate program from "Research and Development." The R&D program has a deadline of July 30, 2009 and you can read more about it in this earlier ODH Update post.