1. What is NCPTT?

NCPTT (National Center for Preservation Technology and Training) is a research and training organization that works to develop and disseminate innovative preservation technology to preserve historic structures, sites, and artifacts.

  1. What kind of training does NCPTT offer?

NCPTT offers a variety of professional development opportunities, including workshops, online courses, and hands-on training. These programs cover a range of preservation topics, including masonry and stone conservation, historic paint analysis, and the use of new materials and techniques in preservation.

  1. Who can participate in NCPTT training programs?

NCPTT training programs are open to professionals and students working in the fields of architecture, engineering, history, and cultural resources management, as well as to members of the general public with an interest in preservation.

  1. How does NCPTT support research in preservation technology?

NCPTT provides support for research in preservation technology through its grants program, which funds projects that develop and test new preservation methods, materials, and technologies. NCPTT also provides technical assistance and expertise to support preservation projects.

  1. What resources does NCPTT provide for the preservation community?

In addition to its training programs and research grants, NCPT provides a variety of resources for the preservation community, including publications, technical guidelines, and a database of preservation-related information.

  1. How can I get in touch with NCPTT?

You can reach NCPTT by phone at (318) 356-7444 or by email at e-mail us. You can also visit NCPTT's website for more information and to stay up to date on its programs and activities.


  1. What is the purpose of PTT grants?

PTT grants are provided by the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) to support research and development in the field of preservation technology. The grants program provides funding for projects that explore new and innovative methods, materials, and technologies that can be used to preserve historic structures, sites, and artifacts.

  1. Who is eligible to apply for PTT grants?

PTT grants are open to a wide range of applicants, including academic institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and private companies. Eligible applicants must demonstrate a commitment to the preservation of cultural resources and have the necessary expertise and resources to complete the proposed project.

  1. What types of projects are eligible for PTT grants?

PTT grants can be used to support a wide range of preservation-related research and development projects, including the development and testing of new materials and techniques, the creation of new preservation technologies, and the exploration of innovative approaches to preservation.

  1. What is the application process for PTT grants?

The PTT grants application process typically begins with the submission of a letter of inquiry, which provides an overview of the proposed project and is reviewed by NCPTT staff to determine eligibility. If the letter of inquiry is accepted, applicants may be invited to submit a full proposal, which is then reviewed by an external panel of experts. Final funding decisions are made by NCPTT based on the recommendations of the review panel.

  1. How much funding is available through PTT grants?

The amount of funding available through PTT grants varies from year to year, depending on the number of proposals received and the available resources. Awards typically range from $5,000 to $20,000.

  1. When is the deadline for PTT grant applications?

The deadline for PTT grant applications varies from year to year and is announced by NCPTT. Information on the current application cycle and deadline can be found on the NCPTT website.

  1. How can I get more information about PTT grants?

For more information on PTT grants, including the application process and eligibility requirements, please visit the NCPTT website or contact NCPTT at (318) 356-7444 or by email at e-mail us.


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  1. Where can I find documents?

You can find documents on our website by navigating to the "Online Resources." This section contains a range of documents, including technical papers, research reports, and grant reports. If you're looking for a specific document, you can use the search function within the documents section to find it. Additionally, you can reach out to us at e-mail us.

Last updated: February 6, 2023