Grants to Local Archives

New Opportunity from IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) *Application Deadline February 25, 2019*

February 25, 2019

Application: The Notice of Funding Opportunity for FY 2019 (PDF 384KB) is now available.
Grant Amount: $10,000–$50,000
Grant Period: Two years

Program Overview:
Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries (APP) is a special initiative of the National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program. The goal of this initiative is to support projects that strengthen the ability of small and rural libraries and archives to serve their communities. IMLS invites applications that focus on the following topics:

  • transforming school library practice
  • ​community memory
  • ​digital inclusion

Two pre-application webinars will be held with program staff to answer questions from potential applicants. 
Tuesday, December 18, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eastern​
Wednesday, January 9, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern
Learn more about accessing IMLS webinars at the bottom of the Webinars page of the IMLS website.
Recordings of the webinars will also be made available on the IMLS website.


Archives Development Program Direct Grants *Application Deadline September 7, 2018*

For the fiscal year 2018-2019, $45,500 has been made available for grants up to $5,000 for improvements to local archives. We appreciate Secretary of State Tre Hargett for his commitment to the grants for the current FY 2018-2019.

*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.


State Board Programming Regrants (SBPG) *Application Deadline September 17, 2018* 
For fiscal year 2018-2019, $32,500 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 or (615) 253-3470.