Records preservation grant funds available

The Utah Division of Archives and Records Service, in cooperation with the Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board, has grant funding available to nonprofit cultural heritage organizations and local governments for historical records preservation projects.

Funding can be used to help Utah repositories preserve historical records and to provide access to important collections. Funds of up to $7,500 are available. These grants are intended for short-term projects. Grant work cannot begin until Oct. 15 and must be completed by June 26, 2020.

All grants must contain a public access component, such as posting digital images online or creating an online finding aid or index. Grant funding comes from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), which is the granting arm of the National Archives.

Applications are required and must be received by Aug. 30. Each grant applicant is required to have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number before submitting an application. The grant guidelines and application are available at https://archives.utah.gov/USHRAB/index.html.