I would like to bring to your attention two upcoming webinars regarding the NHPRC’s proposed new grant program for State Board Programming Grants. This program replaces the former State and National Archival Partnership (SNAP) grant program. The webinar schedule and instructions appear at the end of this message.
The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals that strengthen the nation’s archival network through activities undertaken by state historical records advisory boards (SHRABs). The purpose of this grant program is to assist state boards to enhance access to historical records, increase citizen engagement with records, and provide learning and development opportunities for students, citizens and professional archivists. The Commission will award grants to State Historical Records Advisory Boards to:
— Provide educational and outreach programs, workshops, and other activities that enhance citizen and student engagement with historical records
— Operate state-based regrant and scholarship programs that advance access to historical records.
— Collaborate on projects with other organizations to address common problems or shared opportunities within a state or among a consortium of state archives.
— Hold or participate in meetings and public forums on statewide or national archival issues.
Applicants may apply for grants of up to $40,000 for 12-month projects or up to $80,000 for 24-month projects. A portion of the funding may be used for costs to administer and operate proposed board activities.
The NHPRC expects to award approximately 30 grants in this program. The total amount allocated for this program is up to $700,000. Grants begin no earlier than March 1, 2015.
Application deadlines: DRAFT June 16, 2014; FINAL August 27, 2014.
Webinars will be held on the following dates and times:
Wednesday, May 7 @ 3:00 p.m. Eastern
Tuesday, June 24 @ 4:00 p.m. Eastern
Webinar attendees will need to click on the following link:
and enter their name and email address.