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Idaho State Historical Records Advisory Board Grants

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The Idaho State Historical Records Advisory Board (Idaho SHRAB) provides grants to support projects that preserve and increase online access to Idaho’s historical records; develops and promotes archival best practices and supports work that connects people to primary sources in their communities and online.

These grants are made possible by funds received from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), which Idaho SHRAB is then able to regrant to governments, repositories and organizations around the state.

Contact the Idaho State Archives for more information about the grant process and assistance with the application.



Grant Guidelines

Sample Grant Application

2020 Idaho SHRAB Application

The mission of Idaho SHRAB is to serve as an advocate for the creation, preservation, dissemination, and use of information that accurately chronicles the people and institutions of Idaho, both public and private. One way Idaho SHRAB accomplishes this goal is through the NHPRC regranting program to assist in preserving and making accessible significant records relating to Idaho.

Grant awards are available for up to $1,000 per project to qualifying institutions for collections management, preservation, and other archival projects. Each award has a required one-to-one match, either cash or in-kind.

  • Will the project identify, preserve and/or make accessible significant historic Idaho records?
  • Will the project increase the archival knowledge and/or skills of archivists and other historic record custodians?
  • Does the applicant indicate how the project will be shared with the Idaho historic records community?
  • Will the project institute and/or encourage sound archival practices?
  • Are the proposed activities and expenditures appropriate and cost effective?
  • Does the submitted proposal adhere to regrant project application requirements, and does it contain sufficient information for SHRAB decision-making?

Idaho SHRAB requires a dollar-for-dollar match on all grants. If you receive a grant for $1,000, you must match it with $1,000. Match may be in the form of cash or in-kind. In-kind match usually means the market value of contributed labor, services, or supplies. See the grant guidelines for more details.

Idaho non-profit organizations 501(c)(3), state agency, tribal, city or county government. Federal agencies are not eligible, but may partner with an eligible organization.

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