Ohio Archives Grant Program (SNAP Re-grant Work Group)

The Ohio Archives Grants (between $500 and $2,000) are funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), an arm of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) through their State Board Programming Grants. Projects eligible for funding in 2016 include:

  • Assessment and Strategic Planning: hiring consultants to identify needs and priorities for improving the organization, description, preservation and access to collections.
  • Access, Arrangement and Description: identifying, organizing, and improving access to historical records.
  • Preservation: purchasing archival file folders, archival boxes, dehumidifiers, humidifiers, hygrothermographs, or HEPA vacuum cleaners.
  • Website Development: Adding collections to online catalog, developing virtual archives, or creating an on-line database. Websites designed to support access to researchers (e.g., online catalogs, finding aids, and digitized collections, rather than curated web exhibits) will receive preference in funding. (See “Museum Materials” in Ineligible Expenses below.)

2016 Grant Recipients

  • Anderson Township Historical Society, Cincinnati, OH: Preservation, Organization and Storage of Family Histories Collection ($1,478)
  • Archbold Community Library, Archbold, OH: Creation of Digital Archives for Web Access to Local Newspaper ($2,000)
  • Clark County Historical Society, Springfield, OH: Springfield News-Sun Collection Processing Project ($883.30)
  • Columbus Historical Society, Columbus, OH: Columbus Mayoral Collections Processing Project ($1,539.50)
  • Cuyahoga County Archives, Cleveland, OH: Digitizing and Improving Access to Cuyahoga County’s Historic Property Appraisal Records ($2,000)
  • Franklin County Children Services, Columbus, OH: Identify, Organize and Improve Access to Historical Records ($2,000)
  • Huron County Community Library, Willard, OH: Protecting, Digitizing and Providing Access to the Huron County Community Library’s Historic Images ($1,870)
  •  Ted Lewis Museum, Circleville, OH: Ted Lewis Record Collection Preservation and Digitization ($2,000)

2016 Grant Application Materials

OHRAB Regrant Opportunity 2016

Proposals must be received by February 29, 2016.  Awards will be announced March 25, and projects must be completed by December 31, 2016.

2015 Grant Recipients

2015 Grant Application Materials

OHRAB Regrant Opportunity 2015


2014 Grant Recipients

The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB) announces its 2014 grants for archival projects:

2014 Grant Application Materials

OHRAB 2014 Application

2014 OHRAB Regrant Summary Page



2013 Awardees

The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB) announces its 2013 grants for archival projects:

2013 Documentation

2012 Awardees

The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB) announces its 2012 grants to 13 institutions for archival projects:


2011 Awardees

The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB) announces its 2011 grants to 10 institutions for archival projects:

NHPRC Facebook Page Announcement “Throughout Ohio” September 22, 2011


Work Group Board Updates