Received the following via e-mail this week from the Alabama Department of Archives and History:
Last Call for HRAB REgrant Applications for 2010!
The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) has awarded $50,000 to the Alabama Historical Records Advisory Board (HRAB) to distribute for regrants to local governments and local historical repositories for records preservation projects. This program will be administered by Government Records Division archivists of the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH). The deadline for applying is October 1, 2010.
Who is eligible for a local records preservation grant?
Any county or municipal government agency (including public libraries), non-profit historical entity (historical or genealogical societies, non-government archives and museums) or circuit court may apply for an award. The HRAB especially encourages cooperative projects between government agencies and non-profit entities to preserve a community’s records.
How do I apply?
Review the grant program guidelines and grant application form on the HRAB website at: http:// www.archives.alabama.gov/hrb/
. Then complete an application form and submit it to the HRAB by October 1, 2010
. HRAB staff will review draft applications for prospective applicants through September 17, 2010.
What kinds of projects can be funded?
With only $50,000 to allocate statewide, grant projects must be relatively small and inexpensive. Last year, the board set a $3,000 limit on awards. Examples of eligible projects might include:
Hiring an archival or records management consultant
Conducting a records inventory and improving storage space
Cataloging, indexing, or preparing finding aids for historical records
Undertaking limited records conservation or reformatting projects
What are the project requirements?
Each applicant must be prepared to provide a 50% cost share of the total project budget.
Funded project staff will attend an archival training workshop before starting project work.
Awards will be announced on December 1, 2010. Grant projects will begin in January 2011 and should be completed by September 30, 2011.
Interested in hosting/attending a regrant writing workshop?
Let us know by contacting Tom Turley (334-353-4607; Tom.Turley@archives.alabama.gov) or Tracey Berezansky (334-353-4604; Tracey.Berezansky@archives. alabama.gov
) at ADAH.