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Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB) Grant

Grants to Utah Nonprofits, Agencies, and IHEs for
the Digital Preservation of Historic Documents

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Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB) - Utah State Archives

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Grants of up to $7,500 to Utah nonprofit organizations, government agencies, libraries, museums, archives, and IHEs for the digital preservation of historic resources. All projects must involve public access to the records and documents. This could include an online digital images database, online index or search tool, public presentations, and open houses.

Collections considered for grant projects must be archival collections of historical, enduring, and permanent value that are of documentary materials.

Historical records preservation projects for which funds can be applied include, but are not limited to:

- Processing or organizing historical records
- Preservation of electronically born collections, such as digital photographs
- Conservation or preservation of damaged records

Grants fund one-time projects and are evaluated on how the project directly affects the program of the repository. The project must provide results that are measurable and are related to the preservation and accessibility of the historical records within the collection.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177371

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $7,500

Term of Contract:

Projects must be completed within the grant time frame, which is between October 15, 2018 and June 26, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

These grants are available to regional and local repositories and other nonprofit cultural heritage organizations such as archives, governmental entities responsible for the care and custody of permanent records, historical societies, library special collections, museum archives, or colleges and universities.

Nonprofit organizations must have a 503(c)(3) nonprofit status.

According to Utah Code Section 51-2a-201.5, the governing board of a nonprofit corporation whose revenues or expenditures of federal pass through money, state money, and local money is less than $100,000 but greater than $25,000 shall cause a fiscal report to be made in a format prescribed by the state auditor within six months of the end of the nonprofit corporation’s fiscal year.

Applicants are required to have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number before submitting an application. Information on how to obtain a DUNS is available at: http://

USHRAB grant funds may not be used for
- The acquisition, processing, exhibition, or display of artifact collections, including the purchase of display cases;
- Projects focusing on collections or materials that are not available for research;
- Undertaking an oral history project unless the project deals with Native Americans;
- Projects focusing on collections or materials that are the responsibility of an agency of the federal government;
- Personnel wages for projects that are part of regular job duties.

Pre-Application Information:

Optional draft deadline is August 10.

The application deadline is August 31.

Grant award winners will be notified within 30 days after the final application deadline.

All grants require a one-to-one in kind and/or cash match. Matching funds must be directly and demonstrably related to the grant and occur during the grant period. Cash expenditures may be for any direct purchase of equipment or consumable supplies used in the project or program.

Contact Information:

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

For further information contact:

Janell Tuttle
(801) 531-3845

Return completed applications to the above email address or mail to:

Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board
346 S. Rio Grande
SLC, UT 84101

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Utah