Grants to Local Archives

Archives Development Program Direct Grants *Application Deadline Oct. 4, 2016*

For the fiscal year 2016-2017, $95,500 has been made available for grants up to $7,000 for improvements to local archives. In addition to county and municipal archives, eligibility for these grants has been extended to museums, libraries, historical societies, non-profit organizations, religious archives, colleges and universities and other repositories of historical records in Tennessee.

There are two types of guidelines and applications below, one for local government archives and one for non-government archives. Select the guidelines and application that are appropriate for your institution or organization.

*Direct Grants to Local Government Archives
Open to Tennessee local government archives for the acquisition of archival supplies, devices, furnishings or services that directly help to salvage, restore, preserve or improve access to permanently-valuable local government records.

*Direct Grants to Non-Government Archives

Open to Tennessee museums, libraries, historical societies, non-profit organizations, religious archives, colleges and universities, and other repositories of historical records for the acquisition of archival supplies, devices, furnishings or services that directly help to salvage, restore, preserve or improve access to significant historical archival collections held within the state of Tennessee.

 

State Board Programming Regrants (SBPG) *Application Deadline October 18, 2016* 
For fiscal year 2016-2017, $30,000 has been made available for grants up to $5,000.

Open to any governmental or non-profit organization within Tennessee to preserve and provide access to Tennessee’s historical records, to educate and train records custodians, and to support archival program development and enhancement.

 

For more information about either grant program, contact:
Myers Brown at Myers.Brown@tn.gov or (615) 253-3470.