COSTEP MA is pleased to freely offer a limited number of Disaster Recovery Kits ( to cultural heritage institutions in Massachusetts. These kits are valued at $253 each and are especially useful for responding to relatively small collections emergencies.

Eight institutions will be randomly selected to each receive one kit after satisfying the following program requirements. At least one COSTEP MA Board member will deliver the kit and provide a short training on its contents for you and any interested stakeholders.

Program requirements

Email stating your intent to enter the giveaway, providing the following information in your email, by December 7, 2022:

  1. Confirm that you, or a rep your institution, is subscribed to the COSTEP MA email list
  2. Confirm that your institution has completed a listing in the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency’s “Cultural Heritage Facilities Survey (
  3. Confirm that you can write a short note (at least 1 paragraph) to COSTEP MA about your institution’s disaster risks and how the disaster kit may help. COSTEP MA would like to post it on our blog, so including a couple photographs is preferred. If you wish to write more than a paragraph, about any topics in disaster preparedness, response, or recovery, we would love to share it!
  4. Confirm that you can commit to attend at least one virtual COSTEP MA Executive Committee meeting to give us feedback on network activities and engagement. (If awarded a disaster supply kit, the COSTEP MA Executive Committee will work with you to coordinate meeting participation.)

This grant is made possible by an Emergency Microgrant ( from the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC).