2024 Preservation Technology and Training Grants

The Preservation Technology and Training (PTT) Grants are administered by the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT), the National Park Service’s innovation center for the preservation community. The 2024 PTT Grants are intended to create better tools, better materials, and better approaches to conserving buildings, landscapes, and cultural resources.

While all innovative applications will be reviewed, NCPTT’s 2024 program prioritizes grant applications with the following themes:

  • Innovative grant applications related to the utilization of augmented reality and machine learning for innovative approaches within the field of cultural resources
  • Innovative grant applications involving climate change response to fire related and inland hydrological (too much water, too little water) issues and their impacts on cultural resources
  • Innovative grant applications applying new techniques and technologies to the preservation field from descendant communities and underrepresented communities

PTT Grants will support the following activities:

  • Innovative research that develops new technologies or adapts existing technologies to preserve cultural resources (typically $20,000)
  • Specialized workshops or symposia that identify and address national preservation needs (typically $5,000 to $15,000)
  • Media: how-to videos, podcasts, best practices publications, or webinars that disseminate practical preservation methods or provide better tools for preservation practice (typically $5,000 to $15,000)