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State and National Archival Partnership (SNAP)

Post Date

November 30th 2012

Application Due Date

September 5th 2013

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Eligibility Categories

State Governments
County Governments
City or Township Governments
Public and State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
Federally Recognized Native American Tribal Governments
Non-Profits With 501 (c) (3) Status With The IRS (Except Higher Education Institutions)
Private Institutions of Higher Education


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  • Award Range:

    $0 - $30000

Grant Description

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals to strengthen archives and historical records programs in each of the states and build a national archival network. The Commission awards grants to State Historical Records Advisory Boards to: * Provide statewide archival services, including professional education, public information about records and archival programs, and other activities to implement state plans. * Operate grant programs for eligible archives, manuscript repositories, and other organizations within a state. * Collaborate on projects with other organizations to address common problems or shared opportunities within a state or among a consortium of state archives. * Assess the health of archival and records programs, the conditions of records, and the challenges and opportunities facing historical records keepers and users; and to implement strategies and programs to address pressing archival issues. * Hold meetings and public forums on statewide or national archival issues. * Participate in national archival organizations. The NHPRC expects to award up to 56 grants in this program. The total amount allocated for this program is up to $750,000. Applicants may apply for outright basic grants of up to $15,000 for 12-month projects or up to $30,000 for 24-month projects. Basic funding may be used for costs related to meetings of the state board, workshops and training, outreach and advocacy efforts, small regrant programs, and similar activities. Applicants may also apply for supplemental grants of up to $35,000 for 12-month projects or up to $70,000 for 24-month projects. Supplemental funding may be used for costs related to regrants, traveling or student archivist programs, collaborative projects, and similar activities. Supplemental funds will be awarded competitively, provided funding is available. Projects to reactivate a State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) and develop or revise the SHRAB's strategic plan should request a maximum of $5,000. These SNAP grants are awarded only to SHRABs in each state, or to the state agency responsible for the SHRAB, ordinarily the state archives. Another state agency, or a non-profit organization, such as a foundation or university, acting on behalf of the designated state agency may apply. States also include the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and United States territories. 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. Details on SAM registration and requesting a DUNS number can be found at the System for Award Management website at Please refer to the User Guides section and the Grants Registrations PDF. Ineligible applications will not be reviewed. The Commission provides no more than 50 percent of project costs for SNAP Projects. Applicants must pledge a financial contribution to the total cost of a project. This required cost sharing can include both direct and indirect expenses, in-kind contributions, non-Federal third-party contributions, and any income earned directly by the project.

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