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Records preservation grant funding available

Published: Friday, Aug. 1 2014 3:56 p.m. MDT

Updated: Friday, Aug. 1 2014 3:56 p.m. MDT

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah State Archives and Records Service, under the auspices of the Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board, has grant funding available to nonprofit organizations and local governments for historical records preservation projects.

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

The grants are intended for short-term projects and the maximum award is $1,500. All grants require a one-to-one in-kind and/or cash match. Grant work must be completed by June 19, 2015. Grant funding comes from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Applications are required and must be received by Aug. 22. Grant projects cannot begin before Oct. 31. Each grant applicant must have a Data Universal Numbering System number before submitting an application.

Grant guidelines and applications are available at www.archives.utah.gov/USHRAB/forms.html. For more information, contact Janell Tuttle at jtuttle@utah.gov.

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