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Regrant Program

Grants to New Mexico Nonprofits, Schools, IHEs,
and Agencies to Preserve Historical Resources

GrantWatch ID#: 176524
Agency Type:

State

New Mexico Historical Records Advisory Board (NMHRAB)

10/20/16

02/13/17 4:00 PM

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Grants of up to $8,500 to New Mexico nonprofit organizations, schools, IHEs, and government agencies for projects related to preservation of and public access to historical resources. A workshop is scheduled for October 20. Applicants may also request a technical assistance meeting prior to applying. Examples of projects that could be funded include:

1) Preservation projects that mitigate unstable or deteriorating historical records through conservation treatment, or reformatting of the records through microfilming.

2) Access projects that promote the availability of historical records. Examples include processing collections through arrangement and description; indexing; creating electronic catalog records; automating finding aids; digitizing historical records; placing copies in other repositories that have agreed to accept them.

3) Training programs that focus on developing best practices that can be used to train staff in more than one repository or in a repository experiencing high turnover.

4) Research projects that provide original scholarly exposition or interpretation of documentary evidence of New Mexico history based on original records for general usage. Since these projects are a lower funding priority, proposals must be very well developed if funding is to be obtained.

5) Promotional programs that promote the preservation or access to historical documents such as conferences, workshops, symposia, audio/visual presentations, etc.

6) Program development projects that establish or elevate standards of archival or records management practice in the application repository. This approach involves surveys of collections, assessment of environmental controls and establishment of records management programs

The NMHRAB highest priorities ranked in order:
1) Preservation
2) Access and Training

Secondary priorities:
1) Documentary Research
2) Programs that promote New Mexico history, such as exhibits, conferences, and documentaries
3) Development of records and archival management programs

Priority is also given to first time applicants and tribal and underserved communities.

Exclusions:
Grant funds may be used to supplement organizational staff or hire temporary staff, but cannot be used to supplant the organization’s staffing budget. Grant funds may also be used to pay indirect costs and to purchase hardware, software or equipment specifically for the project and costing less than $1,000 per unit. However, staff committed by the organization to the project and equipment and software purchased specifically for the project and costing more than $1,000 per unit can be used as in-kind match.

Consultant fees funded by the grant may not exceed $50.00/hour. Related travel expenses must be within State of New Mexico allowable rates. (See Per Diem and Mileage Act)

Proposals for digitization projects are acceptable only if they take into consideration the issue of migration to newer technologies. Microfilming projects must be justified on the basis of the volume of original records, the demand for usage, or the risk of loss of their content.

The maximum award is $8,500 per applicant, depending on available funds.

Project period is based on the State's fiscal year July 1 through June 30. Generally, Notices to Proceed are issued on or around August 15 for successful applicants. Funded projects must be completed by June 15th. Additionally, all requests for reimbursement must be submitted no later than June 15th.

Eligible entities include:

1) Government organizations:
-State agencies as prescribed in the Public Records Act; except the state records center and archives;
-Public schools;
-District courts;
-Public colleges and universities and all associated programs;
-County offices;
-Municipal offices;
-Political subdivisions; or
-Tribal government offices.

2) Nonprofit organizations, verified as such by:
-A copy of its tax-exempt or 501(c)(3), or equivalent, status and
-Evidence that it has made provisions for the transfer of its holdings to a like organization or an appropriate repository upon dissolution.

Previous grant recipients shall be in compliance with the stipulations of all previous awards in order to continue to be eligible.

Exclusions:

-Grant funds may be used to supplement organizational staff or hire temporary staff, but cannot be used to supplant the organization’s staffing budget. Grant funds may also be used to pay indirect costs and to purchase hardware, software or equipment specifically for the project and costing less than $1,000 per unit. However, staff committed by the organization to the project and equipment and software purchased specifically for the project and costing more than $1,000 per unit can be used as in-kind match.

-Consultant fees funded by the grant may not exceed $50.00/hour. Related travel expenses must be within State of New Mexico allowable rates. (See Per Diem and Mileage Act)

-Proposals for digitization projects are acceptable only if they take into consideration the issue of migration to newer technologies. Microfilming projects must be justified on the basis of the volume of original records, the demand for usage, or the risk of loss of their content.

A grant workshop is available on October 20, 2016 at 10:00 AM in the State Records Center and Archives, Yucca Room.

The workshop will cover everything you need to know about the NMHRAB Regrant program, including eligible organizations and projects, changes to the FY18 application and tips to make your application stronger.

If the grant workshops don’t fit with your schedule, you are welcome to schedule a one-on-one meeting with the grants administrator to discuss the grant program and your project.

Call Thomas Shumaker (see contact details below) to RSVP to the workshop or schedule a technical assistance meeting.

Applicants must provide a minimum match valued at 25% of the total cost of the grant award in either cash or in-kind services and/or materials. The in-kind must be rendered during the project period.

The final application deadline is Monday, February 13, 2017 at 4:00 PM.

During the period of February 29 - March 11, 2017, following technical reviews of each application, additional information may be requested from the applicants. Applicants will have one week to respond.

Grant award notification letters will be sent to applicants May/June 2017.

A Second Call for proposals may be issued in any given fiscal year based on availability of funds.

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

Thomas Shumaker, Grants Administrator
505-476-9782
Thomas.Shumaker@state.nm.us

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