Thursday, March 1, 2012

NARA Electronic Records Projects CFDA 89.003

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission 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 that will increase the capacity of archival repositories to create electronic records archives that preserve records of enduring historical value. The NHPRC supports efforts by archivists and records managers to meet the challenges of electronic records. Projects must involve institutions that have already established archives and records management programs. We seek applications for start-up or collaborative projects: Start-up projects: Develop the capacity of institutions to prepare to capture and preserve electronic records, through program planning; or Collaborative projects: Establish and/or improve electronic records archives by engaging in effective and innovative collaborations.
NHPRC Site Announcment
Applications are due June 7, 2012.
Most electronic records archives depend upon collaboration among archivists, record managers, and information technology specialists. Only a few organizations have all the required expertise, making training, collaboration and recruitment of new personnel essential components of electronic records archives. We strongly encourage applicants to include professional development components necessary for the success of the project. These may consist of basic or advanced electronic records and digital preservation training for archives staff, agency records managers, high level administrators, information technologists, and others. Projects in this category cannot digitize historical records. Applicants who wish to digitize records should refer to the Digitizing Historical Records announcement. In addition, projects cannot establish electronic document management systems that only manage born-digital records with limited retention periods. Applications requesting support for these activities will be considered ineligible in this program.

Award Information: A grant normally is for 1 to 3 years and up to $200,000. The Commission expects to make up to 3 grants in this category, for a total of up to $600,000.

Cost Sharing: Cost sharing is required. It 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 NHPRC will provide up to 50 percent of the total project costs.

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: ELECTRONIC-201206
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Posted Date: June 06, 2011
Creation Date: June 06, 2011
Original Closing Date for Applications: Jun 07, 2012
Current Closing Date for Applications: Jun 07, 2012
Archive Date: Jul 07, 2012
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: $200,000
Award Floor: $0
CFDA Number(s): 89.003 -- National Historical Publications and Records Grants
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Yes Posting  


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