Access to Historical Records

Quick Facts

Due DateAugust 27, 2014 (Wednesday)
Award AmountUp to $ 200,000
Category of Funding ActivityHumanities
Eligible Applicants
  • State governments
  • County governments
  • City or township governments
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education

Program Description

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals that promote the preservation and use of the nation's most valuable archival resources. This grant program is designed to support archival repositories in preserving and processing primary source materials. The program emphasizes the creation of online tools that facilitate the public discovery of historical records. The Commission looks to fund projects that undertake one or more of the following activities: ? Preservation, arrangement, and online description of historical records in all formats? Digital preservation of electronic records and unstable audio and visual formatsAfter completing arrangement and description activities, applicants may also propose to digitize materials to provide online access to collections. For a comprehensive list of Commission limitations on funding, please see ?What we do and do not fund? (http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/apply/eligibility.html). Applications that consist entirely of ineligible activities will not be considered. Award Information - A grant normally is for one to two years and for up to $200,000. The Commission expects to make up to 14 grants in this category for a total of up to $1,000,000. Grants begin no earlier than March 1, 2015.The Commission requires that grant recipients acknowledge NHPRC grant assistance in all publications and other products that result from its support. Eligibility Information - Eligible applicants:? Nonprofit organizations or institutions ? Colleges, universities, and other academic institutions ? State or local government agencies ? Federally-acknowledged or state-recognized Native American tribes or groups. Cost sharing is required. Cost sharing is the financial contribution the applicant pledges to the cost of a project. Cost sharing can include both direct and indirect expenses, in-kind contributions, non-Federal third-party contributions, and any income earned directly by the project. The Commission will provide up to 50 percent of the total project costs. Other Requirements - Applicant organizations must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to submitting an application, maintain SAM registration throughout the application and award process, and include a valid DUNS number in their application. Details on SAM registration and requesting a DUNS number can be found at the System for Award Management website at http://sam.gov. Please refer to the User Guides section and the Grants Registrations PDF. A complete application includes the Application for Federal Assistance (Standard Form 424), Assurances -- Non-Construction Programs (Standard Form 424B), a Project Narrative, Summary, Supplementary Materials, and Budget. Applications lacking these items will not be considered.Ineligible applications will not be reviewed.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberACCESS-201408
Funding Opportunity TitleAccess to Historical Records
Opportunity CategoryHumanities
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards14
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementYes
Posted DateApril 17, 2014 (Thursday)
Application Due DateAugust 27, 2014 (Wednesday)
Application Archive DateSeptember 26, 2014 (Friday)
Total Program Funding$ 1,000,000
Award AmountUp to $ 200,000
CFDA Number
  • 89.003 - National Historical Publications and Records Grants

Eligible Applicants

  • State governments
  • County governments
  • City or township governments
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education

Contact Information

Agency NameNational Archives and Records Administration
Program Information WebsiteLink to full grant announcement, including additional requirements
ContactJeff de la Concepcion
Grant Program Specialist
Phone 202-357-5022
Grant Program Specialist

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