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Grant opportunities for archival records

The application deadline is Aug. 1


The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission and the Pennsylvania State Historical Records Advisory Board are now accepting applications for the Historical & Archival Records Care grant program. The application deadline is Aug. 1.

Funding is available to historical records repositories, such as: historical societies; libraries; universities; local governments; and school districts for collections care, including surveying; inventorying; preserving; arranging; and describing historical records significant to Pennsylvania, as well as for records reformatting and equipment.

Individual grants will be funded up to $5,000 with no match required. Collaborative grants will allow two organizations to apply jointly for up to $10,000 or three organizations to apply collaboratively for up to $15,000, no match required. Funding is provided by PHMC.

The HARC program is designed to improve the preservation of historically valuable records. Grants will be awarded based on a competitive review of the application by a subcommittee of the SHRAB.

Applicants are required to use the web-based electronic grant application process. For grant program guidelines and eGrant application instructions, visit PHMC online at phmc.pa.gov and click on “Grants and Funding” under the “Preservation” tab on the top navigation bar. Click on the “Records Care Grants” navigation button to learn more about the program.

A webinar is set for June 1, at 10 a.m., and again on June 21, to provide an overview of eligibility, guidelines and offering tips for a competitive proposal. Email Josh Stahlman at jostahlman@pa.gov for registration information.

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