Grant Funding Available for Records Preservation

Guest post by USHRAB Executive Secretary, Janell Tuttle

The Utah State Archives and Records Service, in cooperation with the Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB), has grant funding available to non-profit cultural heritage organizations and local governments for historical records preservation projects.

Funding can be used to help Utah repositories preserve at-risk, historic records and to provide access to important collections. These grants are intended for short-term projects. This year we are pleased to offer grants of up to $2,000. All grants require a one-to-one in-kind and/or cash match. Grant work cannot begin until October 16, 2017, and all work must be completed by June 25, 2018.  All grants must contain a public access component, such as posting digital images online or creating an online finding aid or index.  Grant funding comes from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, which is the granting arm of the National Archives.

Applications are required and must be received by September 1. We require each grant applicant to have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number before submitting an application. The grant guidelines and application are available at https://archives.utah.gov/USHRAB/forms.html.

For further information, contact Janell Tuttle at jtuttle@utah.gov.