FOIA Request for Proposal Documents related to NEH Grant PE-50095-13

Micah Altman filed this request with the National Endowment for the Humanities of the United States of America.
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From: Micah Altman

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

The request is for all components of the grant proposal (including, but not limited to the proposal narrative, reference, budget, and other supporting materials) by Jean-Louis Bigourdan. Rochester Institute of Technology that resulted in the NEH award now entitled "Preserving Film Collections for the Future - An Essential Web Application" and numbered PR-50188-13

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Micah Altman

From: Raimond, Gina

Dear Mr. Altman:

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has received your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, which NEH will process consistent with 5 U.S.C. Section 552 and NEH’s FOIA regulations.

The tracking number for your request is 13-15. You may use this tracking number to obtain information from NEH’s FOIA Requestor Service Center about the status of your request or to ask other questions about your request. The Center’s contact information is as follows: 202-606-8322,

Please note, you indicated “this is a follow up to a previous request;" however, NEH did not receive your original request dated March 22, 2013. Therefore, NEH will process your request from the date we received your most recent electronic request.

In addition, you requested records concerning a specific grant proposal, which you indicated below by name and NEH grant number. However, you cited a different grant number in the subject line and in the text of your e-mail request. So that we may process your request, would you kindly confirm that you are seeking NEH Grant Number PE-50095-13 -- Preserving Film Collections for the Future - An Essential Web Application, submitted by Jean-Louis Bigourdan, Rochester Institute of Technology? Grant Number PR-50188-13, which you referenced in the text of your e-mail, corresponds to a different project.

If you need additional information about grant projects funded by NEH, please see the "Funded Projects Query" function on the agency's website:

Thank you for your interest in NEH, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

From: Micah Altman

I regret the inconsistency between heading and body. I confirm that the request is as indicated in the body of the message, for "Preserving Film Collections for the Future - An Essential Web Application" and numbered PR-50188-13.

Thanks much,

Micah Altman

From: Raimond, Gina

Mr. Altman:

Thank you for your message. To be clear, we are going to process your request for "Preserving Film Collections for the Future - An Essential Web Application" -- grant number PE-50095-13 only. Grant number PR-50188-13 is a different application.

If this is incorrect, please let me know. Otherwise, we will process your request as described above.

From: Raimond, Gina

Dear Mr. Altman:

Please see the attached documents in response to your recent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. We are providing our response in electronic format, as you requested.

Thank you.