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PHMC Announces Financing for Records Preservation

Sunday June 10th, 2018
Townships and other organizations that preserve historical records may want to apply for the new Historical & Archival Records Care (HARC) grant program from the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) and the Pennsylvania State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB). The application deadline is August 1, 2018.
 
Funding is available to historical records repositories, such as historical societies, libraries, universities, local governments, and school districts, for collections care, including surveying, inventorying, preserving, arranging, and describing historical records significant to Pennsylvania, as well as for records reformatting and equipment. Also, a portion of funding may be requested to support outreach and accessibility initiatives.
 
Applicants may apply for up to $15,000 with a 50 percent cash or in-kind match. Smaller grants up to $5,000 are available with no match required. Funding is provided by PHMC.
 
The HARC program is designed to improve the preservation and accessibility of historically valuable records.
 
Grants will be awarded based on a competitive review of the application by a subcommittee of SHRAB. A minimum of 70 percent of the available funds will be distributed to projects directly involved with the care and conservation of records.
 
Applicants must use the web-based electronic grant application process (eGrant). For grant program guidelines and eGrant application instructions, visit PHMC online at www.phmc.pa.gov, choose the “Preservation” tab at the top, and click on “Grants and Funding.” Click on the “Records Care Grants” button to learn more about the program.