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Grants available for Utah records preservation

Published July 13, 2012 9:26 am

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Nonprofit cultural heritage organizations and local governments in Utah are eligible to apply for grant funding for historical records preservation projects, the Utah State Archives said in a news release.

The funding, available through the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, can be used to help repositories statewide preserve at-risk, historic records and to provide access to important collections, the release said.

Eligible projects include buying archival supplies to house historical records, processing or organizing historical records, buying disaster recovery supplies or performing a records inventory.

Digitization projects are not eligible for the grant funds, according to the release.

The funding is intended for short-term projects and the maximum award is $750. All grants require an in-kind or cash-donation match.

Those interested may apply through the Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board by the Aug. 31 application deadline.

The grant guidelines and application are available at http://archives.utah.gov/USHRAB/forms-menu.html. Contact Janell Tuttle at jtuttle@utah.gov for more information.