National Historical Publications And Records Grants
NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION
Public Law 90-620, 82 Stat. 1238; Public Law 92-546, 86 Stat. 1155; Public Law 93-536, 88 Stat. 1734; Public Law 96-98, 93 Stat. 731; National Archives and Records Administration Act of 1984, Public Law 98-497, 98 Stat. 2280; Public Law 98-189, 97 Stat. 1323; Public Law 100-365, 102 Stat. 823; Public Law 103-262, 108 Stat. 706; Public Law 104-274, 110 Stat. 3321; 44 U.S.C. 2501-2506; Public Law 106- 410, 114 Stat.1788; Public Law 108-383,118 Stat. 2218.
To undertake a wide-range of activities related to the preservation, publication, and use of documentary sources relating to the history of the United States.
Types of Assistance
Uses and Use Restrictions
Funds may be used for projects to strengthen the nation's archival infrastructure through collaboration with the States; to provide leadership in preserving and making accessible important documentary sources in electronic form; to improve the knowledge, performance, and professional skills of those who work with historical records; for the preservation, arrangement and description of records of historical interest; and for the publication in book, microform or electronic editions of papers and documents of national historical significance, especially in completing editions of papers on America's founding era.
State and local governments, U.S. territorial agencies, federally and State recognized Indian tribes (see 44 U.S.C. 2504), educational and other nonprofit institutions (e.g., universities, colleges, libraries, historical societies, museums, university presses, archives, etc.) and individuals.
State and local governments, U.S. territorial agencies, federally and State recognized Indian tribes, educational and other nonprofit institutions, and individuals.
Application and Award Process
This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Go to http://www.grants.gov or http://www.archives.gov/grants to request information from headquarters office. This program is subject to the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-110 for institutions of higher education, hospitals, and other nonprofit institutions (36 CFR 1210). Applications from State and local governments are subject to the provisions of the common rule for State and local grant administration, "Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments," dated (36 CFR 1207). The standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency and required by OMB Circular No. A-102 must be used for this program.
Applications are reviewed by state historical records advisory boards, subject area specialists and other appropriate individuals. Grant awards are recommended by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at biennial meetings. Grants are formally made by the Archivist of the United States to the applicant institution or individual by letter.
Available at http://www.grants.gov or http://www.archives.gov/grants or contact the National Historical Publications and Records Commission headquarters office.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 4 to 6 months.
Applications may be revised and resubmitted in accordance with established procedures.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Subject to consideration, depending on the project.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Varies depending on scope of project.
Post Assistance Requirements
Financial status reports and narrative progress reports are required for all grants. Standard Form 269, Financial Status Report, shall be used for all financial reports; which are due 30 days after the end of each 12-month period. Narrative reports are due 30 days after the end of each 6-month period. Final reports are due within 90 days after the expiration or termination of the grant period. Grants with a duration of six months or less require a final report only.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular A-133, "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," non-Federal entities that expend $500,000 or more in a year in Federal awards shall have a single or program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are generally exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, but records must be available for review or audit by appropriate officials of the Federal agency, pass-through entity, and Government Accountability Office (GAO).
The grantee institution maintains records which fully disclose the amount and disposition of granted funds, the total cost of the undertaking, the portion of the cost supplied by other sources, and such other records as will facilitate an effective audit.
(Grants) FY 07 $5,706,000; FY 08 est $7,500,000; and FY 09 est not available.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$5,000 to $750,000; $85,000.
In fiscal year 2007, 146 grant applications were reviewed and 88 grants were awarded. In fiscal year 2008, it is estimated that 150 grant applications will be reviewed and 100 grants will be awarded. In fiscal year 2009, it is estimated that 0 grant applications will be reviewed and 0 grants will be awarded.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Grant application announcements. 36 CFR 1206-1212.
Regional or Local Office
National Archives and Records Administration, National Historical Publications and Records Commission, National Archives Building, Washington, DC 20408. Telephone: (202) 357- 5010 Fax (202) 357-5914. E-mail email@example.com.
Web Site Address
45.149, Promotion Of The Humanities-Division Of Preservation And Access
Examples of Funded Projects
1) Documentary editing projects to publish the papers of Thomas Jefferson, Ulysses S. Grant, Martin Luther King, Jr., and other figures important in United States history; 2) a project to conduct applied electronic records management research; 3) a project to develop a national database of historical records information in the Research Libraries Information Network (RLIN); 4) a project to put a museum's collection of photographic images on videodisc using direct-to-disc recording equipment and to hold a workshop for museum, library, and archives personnel to demonstrate the system; 5) a project to develop a county's archives and records management program.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
See program guidelines at http://www.archives.gov/grants