2011-13 Local Records Grant Program

EFFICIENCY, PRESERVATION, ACCESS

The Local Government Records Grant Program assists local governments to meet their responsibilities for preserving and improving access to public records.

The 2011-13 Local Records Grant Program will focus on the preservation and access of the following archival records:

  • Minutes
  • Ordinances
  • Resolutions

The program will focus on getting records digitized and made accessible through the Digital Archives. The original records may then be transferred to archives to ensure permanent preservation. The grant budget for the 2011-13 Grant Program is $200,000, with a maximum of $10,000 being awarded to a single recipient. There is also funding available for the purchase of archives storage boxes to aid in the protection of records.

Applications will be reviewed and grants awarded on a competitive basis. Agencies are encouraged to work with their local branch archives in the development of their grant applications.