Wednesday, December 9, 2009

NARA Strategies and Tools for Archives and Historical Publishing Projects 2010 CFDA 89.003

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), a part of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), supports projects that promote the preservation and use of America's documentary heritage essential to understanding our democracy, history, and culture. The Commission seeks proposals to develop new strategies and tools that can improve the preservation, public discovery, or use of historical records. First round applications are due by June 3, 2010.

There are two competitions each year in this category. Applicants may apply against either deadline.

First competition:

Funding Opportunity Number: STRATEGIES-201006
•Draft (optional): April 1, 2010
•Final Deadline: June 3, 2010
NHPRC support begins no earlier than January 1, 2011.

Second competition:

Funding Opportunity Number: STRATEGIES-201010
•Draft (optional) Deadline: August 2, 2010
•Final Deadline: October 7, 2010
NHPRC support begins no earlier than July 1, 2011.

Projects may also focus on techniques and tools that will improve the professional performance and effectiveness of those who work with such records, such as archivists, documentary editors, and records managers. Projects must anticipate results that will affect more than a single institution or a single state. If your project is focused on a single state, the proposal narrative must explain why the State Historical Records Advisory Board in your state cannot manage the proposed project. If staff review cannot confirm that the project includes the information, the application will be ineligible. Projects concerning records may focus on methods of working with any format including born-digital records. Publishing of historical records must focus on methods of presenting archival records as primary sources.

The Commission does not fund projects focused on artifacts or books. A grant normally is for one to three years. The Commission expects to make one to three grants of between $50,000 and $150,000. The total amount allocated to this category is up to $350,000.

The Commission requires that grant recipients acknowledge NHPRC grant assistance in all publications and other products that result from its support. Cost sharing is required. Cost sharing is the financial contribution the applicant pledges to the cost of a project. 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. The Commission provides no more than 75% of total project costs.

Agency Contact
Applicants are encouraged to contact Lucy Barber, Deputy Executive Director, 202-357-5306, or who may:

•Advise the applicant about the review process;
•Answer questions about what activities are eligible for support;
•Supply samples of successful applications;
•Read and comment on a preliminary draft. Applicants should submit a draft at least 2 months before the deadline.

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: STRATEGIES-201006
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Posted Date: Dec 08, 2009
Creation Date: Dec 08, 2009
Original Closing Date for Applications: Jun 03, 2010
Current Closing Date for Applications: Jun 03, 2010
Archive Date: Jul 03, 2010
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Humanities (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA)
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards:
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Award Ceiling: $150,000
Award Floor: $50,000
CFDA Number(s): 89.003 -- National Historical Publications and Records Grants
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Yes

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