Government information maintained by state archives is a unique national asset, serving as an important resource for documenting rights and capturing the national experience. As part of its initiative to create a National Partnership for Digital Government, the NHPRC seeks to support state archives in preserving and providing access to their government electronic record holdings.
The Commission’s new approach will focus on projects that accession, describe, preserve, and provide access to state government electronic records of enduring value. The NHPRC will support projects that actively engage in activities that preserve electronic record assets and make them available for public discovery.
The Commission encourages collaborative projects that bring together multiple parties to plan for and carry out project goals and outcomes. The NHPRC strongly encourages applicants to leverage the resources resulting from the Council of State Archivists’ State Electronic Records Initiative (SERI) to inform their work.
The Commission expects to make up to 3 grants in this program, for a total of up to $600,000. Grants begin no earlier than TO BE DETERMINED (TBD).
Please note: if your institution is seeking support to process and preserve electronic records of national significance, but it is not a state archives, please review the Commission’s Access to Historical Records grant announcement.
Application deadlines: DRAFT TBD; FINAL TBD
Please read the attached State Government Electronic Records draft grant announcement [PDF]. We welcome your comments here on the NHPRC blog – please supply any comments by March 31, 2014.
To listen to the February 25 webinar discussion of this program, go to https://connect16.uc.att.com/gsa1/meet/?RecordingKey=BC10F41D-CA17-4DE2-B1A7-70C78C97B9CC