dPlan-RI has been adapted from dPlan, an online disaster-planning template, for use by Rhode Island collections-based cultural heritage organizations. Adaptations, changes, additions, and training were implemented by Protecting the Past - RI, a project of the Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS) with support from the Rhode Island State Archives. The project was funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Connecting to Collections initiative.
The original dPlan was prepared by the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. The development of the original template was funded by IMLS and the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT).