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Archives Leadership Institute

Post Date

May 22nd 2014

Application Due Date

December 4th 2014

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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 - $225000

Grant Description

The Commission seeks proposals from organizations to continue the Archives Leadership Institute, which it first funded in 2008. The Archives Leadership Institute seeks to build the capacity of attendees as leaders both in their own institutions and in the archives field. The NHPRC envisions a minimum of a one-week program that will tailor contemporary best practices in leadership skills to issues specific to archives professionals. The grantee will be responsible for all project phases, from curriculum design and development through administering the program for the attendees it selects. Topics for the Institute may include issues in technology, economics, public policy, and constituent relations, along with practical questions of administration, strategic planning, leading change, and fund raising. In addition, there should be opportunities for participants to develop solutions to the specific needs of their institutions. To cover these topics and needs, Institute faculty should include experts and educators in leadership development and organizational management as well as experienced archival leaders. There are models of such institutes in other fields that will be useful for applicants as they develop their proposals. Applicants may benefit from looking at these examples: Getty Leadership Institute for museum professionalsSeminar for Historical Administration for administrators of historical sites and museumsLeading Change Institute (successor to Frye Leadership Institute) for librarians and library administratorsAward Information - The Commission expects to make one award for up to three years with the expectation that an institute will take place each year beginning in 2016. Applicants may propose to host two or three institutes, depending on the total time period of their projects. The total award will be up to $225,000. The Commission requires that grant recipients acknowledge NHPRC grant assistance in all products and publicity that result from its support. Eligibility - ╔ Nonprofit organizations or institutions╔ Colleges, universities, and other academic institutions ╔ State or local government agencies ╔ Federally-acknowledged or state-recognized Native American tribes or groups Cost Sharing - The Commission may support up to the entire direct costs of the project. Cost sharing may include the program revenue, grantee's indirect costs, as well as any additional direct costs borne by the applicant. Other Requirements - 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. A complete application includes the Application for Federal Assistance (Standard Form 424), Assurances -- Non-Construction Programs (Standard Form 424B), a Project Narrative, Summary, Supplementary Materials, and Budget. Applications lacking these items will not be considered.Ineligible applications will not be reviewed.

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