Records preservation mini-grant funding available

Published: Monday, Nov. 26 2012 1:30 p.m. MST

SALT LAKE CITY — Grant funding for historical records preservation projects is available to nonprofit organizations and local governments through the Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board.

Funding can be used to help repositories statewide preserve at-risk, historical records and to provide access to important collections. Projects may include purchasing archival supplies to house historical records, processing or organizing historical records, purchasing disaster recovery supplies or performing a records inventory.

Funds are not available for digitization projects. The mini-grants are intended for short-term projects, and the maximum total available is $750. All grants require a one-to-one in-kind and or cash match.

Grants must be completed with reimbursement forms submitted by June 14. Grant funding comes from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Applications are required and must be received by Dec. 19. Grant projects cannot begin before Feb. 15. The state requires each grant applicant to have a Dunn & Bradstreet number before submitting an application.

The grant guidelines and application are available at archives.utah.gov/USHRAB/forms-menu.html. For more information, contact Janell Tuttle at jtuttle@utah.gov.

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