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2009-11 Local Records Grant Program

Archival Records and the Grant Program

The Local Government Records Grant Program assists local governments to meet their responsibilities for preserving and improving access to public records.

The 2009 -11 Local Records Grant Program will focus on the preservation and access of the following archival records

  • Minutes
  • Ordinances
  • Resolutions
  • County Auditor Recorded Documents (especially deeds)
  • Court Records

The program will focus on getting records digitized and made accessible through the Digital Archives. The original records may then be transferred to archives to ensure permanent preservation.

The grant budget for the 2009-11 Grant Program is $200,000, with a maximum of $10,000 being awarded to a single recipient. There is also funding available for the purchase of archives storage boxes to aid in the protection of records.

Applications will be reviewed and grants awarded on a competitive basis. Agencies are encouraged to work with their local branch archivists in the development of their grant applications.

Forms & Guidebook

2009-2011 Guidebook and Application

2009-2011 Application Form

Interim Report Form

Final Report Form


Local Grant Awards

What Should I Be Doing Now?

  • Join local government listserv to get timely announcements and updates on grant program
  • Identify records that meet criteria for consideration
  • Work with your regional archivist

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