State Historical Records Advisory Boards
The Commission works closely with State Historical Records Advisory Boards (SHRAB) in each state, territory, and the District of Columbia. In this partnership, the Commission relies on the leadership and collaboration of State Historical Records Coordinators. The State Coordinator is appointed by the Governor of the state and is head of the state archival program or agency. The SHRAB is the central advisory body for the historical records planning and for Commission-funded projects carried out within the state. The State Coordinators and the SHRABS provide advice and assistance to prospective applicants for records proposals and advise the Commission on funding. The Commission grants funds to established state boards for board administrative, planning, implementation, and regrant projects. Planning efforts assist the Commission in examining the conditions of records and programs, provide vital information about records holdings and needs throughout the country, and identify shared challenges and opportunities. These planning efforts have resulted in cooperative programs, jointly funded by the Commission and the states, to provide assistance within the states to grassroots organizations and institutions. These projects promote public education about records preservation, and help institutions and organizations provide archival training, and undertake national and regional conferences, and other collaborative efforts on many issues of common concern to archivists and record keepers across the country.
States seeking grant support from the Commission, whether in support of their boards or other state programs, will want to demonstrate a commitment to sustaining an active state board. See the Manual of Suggested Practices for State Historical Records Advisory Boards and State Historical Records Coordinators, available from the NHPRC staff and on the NHPRC Web site, for some suggested basic performance indicators for active state boards and for more detailed suggestions on board grants and administration.
Who can apply:
Nonprofits That Do Not Have A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
State (Includes District Of Columbia; Includes Institutions Of Higher Education And Hospitals)
Eligible functional categories:
National Historical Publications and Records Grants
There is no separate announcement. Please see our web site for further information.
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact:
National Archives and Records Administration, Headquarters, National Historical Publications and Records Commission, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Room 111, Washington, DC, 20408-0001