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Archives Development Program Direct Grant

Grants to Tennessee Government Agencies and
Nonprofits to Preserve Historical Records

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Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA)

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Deadline Date:

09/03/21 4:00 PM CST


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Grants to Tennessee government agencies and nonprofit organizations to preserve historical records. Funding may be used for a wide range of costs related to preservation, including supplies, furniture, employee costs, contractor costs, digitization of collections, and registration fees for webinars from approved organizations.

Grant funds are available for the following:

  • Archival shelving units
  • Acid-free, lignin-free folders and boxes
  • Other necessary archival supplies or environmental monitoring devices
  • Contracted conservation treatments
  • Hiring part-time worker
  • Improving online access to collections through digitization
  • Registration fees for webinars from approved organizations

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162327

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The 2022 Archives Development Grant will be available for the official county or municipal archives or a not-for-profit organization that has an official, legal authorization to maintain the records generated by a county or municipality to replace or purchase archival supplies to improve the storage conditions of archival collections, operations, or public accessibility.

Applicants must show the archives/preservation of records as a line item in the county budget and have an active Public Records Commission that has met at least twice during the county’s fiscal year.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Info Session via ZOOM on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at 12:00 pm (CST)

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Pre-Application Information:

Important Dates:
- August 1, 2021: Application available
- August 3, 2021: Informational webinar and Q&A session will take place via Zoom.
- September 3, 2021: Application deadline; Applications due by 4 pm (CST)
- October 1, 2021: ADP grant awards announced on or around this date
- February 18, 2022: Interim reports due by 4 pm (CST)
- May 31, 2022: ADP grant projects completed; spending of funds complete
- June 15, 2022: Final day to submit reimbursement requests
- June 30, 2022: Final reports due by 4 pm (CST) on or before June 30, 2022

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Send all applications to Sara Baxter at

Tennessee State Library and Archives
1001 Rep. John Lewis Way N.
Nashville, TN 37219

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