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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Records preservation mini-grant funding available @ Utah State Archives (Deadline Dec 15)

News Release

State of Utah
Department of Administrative Services
3120 State Office Building
Capitol Hill Complex
450 North State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Tel: 801-538-3010
Fax: 801-538-3844

Gary R. Herbert, Governor
Kimberly Hood, Executive Director
Patricia Smith-Mansfield, Division Director

For Immediate Release
For additional information, contact Glen Fairclough, 801-531-3841.

Records preservation mini-grant funding available

     Grant funding for historical records preservation projects is available to non-profit organizations and local governments that apply through the Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB).

     Funding can be used to help repositories statewide preserve at-risk, historic records and to provide access to important collections.  Historical records preservation projects might include purchasing archival supplies to house historical records, processing or organizing historical records, purchasing disaster recovery supplies, or performing a records inventory.  Grant funds are not available for digitization projects. 

     These mini-grants are intended for short-term projects and the maximum award will be $500.  All grants require a one-to-one in-kind and/or cash match. Grants must be completed with reimbursement forms submitted by June 15, 2012.  Grant funding comes from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHRPC) and is administered by the Utah State Archives and Records Service.

      Applications are required and must be received by December 15, 2011.  The grant guidelines and application are available at http://archives.utah.gov/USHRAB/forms-menu.html.  For further information, contact Janell Tuttle at jtuttle@utah.gov.

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