The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB) is pleased to announce a second grant opportunity for this year. This grant funding is provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), a division of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). These grants are for $500 up to $4,500 and may be used by archival institutions to increase online access to Ohio’s historical records. Proposals must be received by June 30, 2016. Awards will be announced July 11 , 2016 and projects must be completed by December 31, 2016. Full details of this grant opportunity and the application packet are available at OHRAB’s website at http://www.ohrab.org/grants/regrant/.
- Eligible institutions may be public or private that provide public access to archival collections without charging a fee.
- Any size institution may apply, but preference will be given to institutions with permanently valuable archival materials of 500 cubic feet or fewer.
- Eligible projects may include those involving physical access, arrangement and description; preservation (including storage materials); and cataloging. However, projects must include producing some type of online content, such as a finding aid or digital images.
- Eligible expenses include supplies and storage materials, technical equipment, and contracted services.