Grants to Local Archives

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Archives Development Program Direct Grants - Applications due by Aug. 28, 2020

The Tennessee State Library and Archives is pleased to provide a grant opportunity to local archives across Tennessee for their archival needs. This grant is wholly provided by the Tennessee Secretary of State.

The 2020-2021 Archives Development Grant is available for local archives to replace or purchase archival supplies to improve the storage conditions of archival collections, operations, or public accessibility. Grant funds are available for the following:

  • archival shelving units
  • acid-free, lignin-free folders and boxes
  • other necessary archival supplies or environmental monitoring devices
  • indexing of collections
  • contracted conservation treatments
  • hiring a part-time worker
  • creating a disaster preparedness plan
  • improving online access to collections through digitization
  • registration fees for webinars from approved organizations

Eligible organizations include:

  • Local Governmental Organizations: county and municipal records repositories.

In fiscal year 2020-2021, grants are available for up to $5,000 for improvements to local archives. We appreciate Secretary of State Tre Hargett’s continued commitment to the Archives Development Grant Program.

The deadline to submit an application is August 28, 2020.

APPLY HERE (Fillable PDF)
APPLY HERE (Word Doc.)

 

State Board Programming Regrants (SBPG) - Applications due by Sept. 11, 2020

The Tennessee Historical Records Advisory Board is pleased to provide a grant opportunity for improving the preservation of and access to Tennessee’s historical records, educate and train records custodians, and support archival program development and enhancement.

In fiscal year 2020-2021, grants are available up to $5,000 per institution. There is no match requirement.

*Please include a digitization component to your project/application that will result in sharing fee-free digital scans/images* 

Grant funds are available for the following:

  • archival shelving units
  • acid-free, lignin-free folders and boxes
  • other necessary archival supplies or environmental monitoring devices
  • indexing of collections
  • contracted conservation treatments
  • contracted digitization services
  • purchase of digitization equipment
  • creating a disaster preparedness plan
  • improving online access to collections through digitization
  • hiring a project archivist for processing and digitization work
  • travel expenses and registration fees for conferences, workshops, and training

Eligible organizations include:

  • Governmental Organizations: public universities, county and municipal records repositories and school districts.
  • Small and Medium-Sized Historical Records Repositories: a non-profit institution or organization such as a historical society, library, museum, college or university, church, or other similar organization; must prove tax exemption or 501(c)(3) status.
  • Professional Organizations: A non-profit organization that serves and/or supports the Tennessee archival community in education and training and/or services to preserve and/or provide access to Tennessee’s historical records; must prove tax exemption or 501(c)(3) status.

THRAB will review and evaluate all eligible applications. THRAB may award all or none of the funds requested, offer partial or conditional funding, and encourage revision and/or resubmission. 

The deadline to submit an application is September 11, 2020.

APPLY HERE (Fillable PDF)
APPLY HERE (Word Doc.)

 

 

Grant Handbook

Once you have applied for a grant, this workbook and appendices can help navigate you through the rest of the grant process. This handbook is designed to address the most commonly encountered issues, problems, and questions, however, every organization is unique, so feel free to contact the archives grant manager with specific questions.

 

 

 

 

CARES Grants​ - Grantees will be contacted by August 7, 2020.
Secretary of State Tre Hargett and the Tennessee State Library and Archives are pleased to provide a grant opportunity to all public libraries across Tennessee. This grant is provided by the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.

The CARES Grant is available for public libraries, archives and museums to provide services available to your staff and community.  A project total of $440,000.00 in grant funds are available for videoconferencing equipment and protective, safety, and cleaning supplies. Acknowledging the difficulties in budgeting at this time, this grant does not require a local match in order to apply.  The grant itself will run from April 21, 2020 – May 31, 2021, in order to allow the maximum time to applicants as well as to potentially absorb costs already incurred by the library for some protective, safety, and cleaning supplies.

We are no longer accepting applications.

 

 

 

For more information about either grant program, contact:
Sara Baxter at sara.baxter@tn.gov or (615) 741-2083.