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Access to Historical Records: Major Initiatives

Grants to USA Nonprofits, IHEs, Agencies, and
Tribes to Increase Access to Historial Information

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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National Archives and Records Administration

LOI Date:

02/25/21

Deadline Date:

07/13/21 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, agencies, IHEs, and Native American entities for initiatives to increase access to historical information. Applicants must submit a preliminary proposal and complete required registrations prior to submitting a full proposal. Funding is intended for projects that promote access to America's historical records to encourage understanding of US democracy, history, and culture.

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks projects that will significantly improve public discovery and use of major historical records collections. The Commission is especially interested in collections of America’s early legal records, such as the records of colonial, territorial, county, and early statehood and tribal proceedings that document the evolution of the nation’s legal history.  

All types of historical records are eligible, including documents, photographs, born-digital records, and analog audio and moving images. Projects may:

  • Digitize historical records collections, or related collections, held by a single institution and make them freely available online
  • Provide access to born-digital records
  • Create new freely-available virtual collections drawn from historical records held by multiple institutions
  • Create new tools and methods for users to access records

The NHPRC welcomes collaborative projects, particularly for bringing together related records from multiple institutions. Projects that address significant needs in the field and result in replicable and scalable approaches will be more competitive. Organizations are also encouraged to actively engage the public in the work of the project.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 169900

Number of Grants:

Up to five grants

Estimated Size of Grant:

Between $100,000 and $350,000

Term of Contract:

NHPRC support begins no earlier than January 1, 2022. A grant is for one to three years.

Eligibility:

  • City or township governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants:
- U.S. nonprofit organizations or institutions
- U.S. colleges, universities, and other academic institutions
- State or local government agencies
- Federally-acknowledged or state-recognized Native American tribes or groups

NHPRC grant recipients are not permitted to use grant funds for indirect costs (as indicated in 2 CFR 2600.101).

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Preliminary Proposal Deadline: February 25, 2021
- Successful preliminary proposal applicants will learn by April 23, 2021 whether they have been invited to submit a full application under the Major Initiatives category.
- Full Proposal Deadline: Applications must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time July 13, 2021.
- A funding decision will be made at the Commission's November 2021 meeting.

All institutions applying for an NHPRC grant must use Grants.gov, the government-wide grants portal. If you have not already registered, you should allow several weeks before the application deadline to complete the necessary forms. Applicant organizations must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to submitting an application, maintain SAM registration throughout the application and award process, and include a valid DUNS number in their application.

Cost sharing is required. The total costs of a project are shared between the NHPRC and the applicant organization. The Commission provides no more than 50 per cent of total project costs in the Access to Historical Records: Major Initiatives category.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330138
Preliminary Proposals: https://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/preliminary-proposal/prelim.html
Application Instructions: https://www.archives.gov/nhprc/apply

Contact Information:

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

Applicants may consult with the Deputy Director, Lucy Barber (lucy.barber@nara.gov), during both the preliminary and full proposal project phases.

If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:
Jeff de la Concepcion, Grant Information Specialist
Jeff.delaconcepcion@nara.gov

GRANTS.GOV Applicant Support
1-800-518-4726
support@grants.gov

The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
1-86-NARA-NARA or 1-866-272-6272

CFDA Number:

89.003

Funding or Pin Number:

MAJOR-202107

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

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