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Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB) Grant

Grants to Utah Nonprofits, Agencies, and
IHEs to Preserve Historic Documents

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Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB)

Deadline Date:

04/27/20

Description:

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Grants of up to $7,500 to Utah nonprofit organizations, government agencies, libraries, museums, archives, and IHEs for historic preservation projects. Funding is intended to process, preserve, and increase access to the State's historical records. Grants may be used for archival activities that ensure the sustainability, care, and preservation of documents, collections, and records. All grant projects require a public access component.

Eligible records:

  • Manuscripts, personal and family papers, organizational and business archives
  • Permanent records of enduring and historical value created by non-Federal units of government
  • Collections of photographs, motion pictures, sound recordings, and electronic records
  • Unpublished architectural, cartographic, and engineering drawings

Preservation Projects: Preservation is meant to protect historical materials from damage, harm, decay, or destruction in order to minimize the loss of information and extend the life of the materials. Preservation projects are those that are intended to process and protect historical records. This includes the arrangement and description of archival collections that are unprocessed, improperly stored, or otherwise poorly preserved, as well as the conservation of damaged records and the implementation of solutions that deal with the preservation of electronic records.

Digitization projects are eligible as preservation projects so long as the goal is to preserve records in fragile condition. Material should already be arranged and described according to archival standards so that existing information can serve as metadata. While continued access to original materials may be limited after digitization due to their fragile nature, the original records must be retained and maintained. Digitization alone does not guarantee preservation. Applicants should account for their long term preservation plans of the digital master files in their proposals. Projects must adhere to best practices for digital formatting and metadata standards to ensure the sustainability of digital collections.

Access Projects: Access is defined as the ability of the repository and its users to locate relevant information through adequate processing of materials and the use of catalogs, indexes, finding aids, or other tools. Most USHRAB-funded projects are primarily access projects. Access projects are intended to give the institution intellectual and physical control over a collection in order to make the information contained within available to users, including researchers and the general public. This includes the arrangement and description of unprocessed or poorly processed collections, the creation of finding aids or indexes for previously processed collections, or the digitization and online hosting of frequently accessed material.

Digitization projects are eligible as access projects if they make use of existing holdings of locally or regionally significant historical records collections. The materials should already be arranged and described according to archival standards so that projects can use existing information to serve as metadata. Original materials must be retained and maintained. Applicants should account for their long term preservation plans of the digital master files in their proposals. Projects must adhere to best practices for digital formatting and metadata standards to ensure the sustainability of digital collections.

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: between July 15, 2020 and June 26, 2021. Grants fund one-time, short-term projects.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible to apply:
- State, county, municipal, tribal, or other non-Federal units of government responsible for the care and custody of permanent records
- University and college special collections and archives
- Historical societies, museums, libraries, and other cultural heritage institutions that care for documentary collections
- Other nonprofit organizations (must have 501(c)(3) 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.

USHRAB grant funds may not be used for
- The acquisition, processing, exhibition, or display of artifact or art collections, including the purchase of display cases.
- The construction, renovation, furnishing, or purchase of a building or land.
- The purchase of manuscripts or other historical records.
- The acquisition, purchase, cataloging, or preservation of books, magazines, or other library materials.
- Projects focusing on collections or materials that are not available for research.
- Undertaking an oral history project unless it is related to Native Americans.
- Projects focusing on collections or materials that are the responsibility of an agency of the federal government.
- Undertaking an archival project centered on the papers of an appointed or elected public official who is still in office, remains politically active, or the majority of whose papers have not yet been accessioned into the repository.
- Projects involving documents that are privately owned.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is Monday, April 27, 2020.

The optional draft deadline is Friday, April 3, 2020. While drafts are optional, they are highly encouraged.

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

All digitization projects require a letter of agreement from the institution providing the digitization.

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.

Contact Information:

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

Email applications to mruddell@utah.gov

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

Mahala Ruddell
(801) 531-3845

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