State Board Programming Grants

Funder: National Archives and Records Administration

Due Date: 6/13/2018

Budget: $625,000

Opportunity: STATE-201806

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals that strengthen the nation’s archival network through activities undertaken by state historical records advisory boards. The purpose of this grant program is to assist state boards to broaden preservation of, and increased online access to, historical records; develop and promote best practices; support activities that put the American people in touch with primary sources in their communities and online; promote the institutional advancement of organizations in underserved communities; and assist locally based repositories with training and tools to improve their stewardship abilities. The Commission will award grants to state historical records advisory boards to:

  • Operate state-based regrant programs that preserve historical records and make them available online
  • Provide educational and outreach programs, workshops, and other activities that enhance citizen and student engagement with historical records
  • Offer scholarships, training opportunities, and other programs that support institutional advancement among records repositories, especially those in underserved communities
  • Collaborate on projects with other organizations to address common problems or shared opportunities within a state or among a consortium of state archives
  • Hold or participate in meetings and public forums on statewide or national archival issues.

The NHPRC encourages organizations to actively engage the public in the work of the project.

For a comprehensive list of Commission limitations on funding, please see: “What we do and do not fund” []. Applications that consist entirely of ineligible activities will not be considered.

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