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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 and records management 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 Idaho non-profit organizations 501(c)(3), state agency, tribal, city, and county government.

In 2021, Idaho SHRAB awarded grants totaling $11,582.50 to five Idaho organizations throughout the state. 

New Federal requirement! All Federal sub-grant awards are now required to have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI). Your UEI can be obtained through at no charge. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for their UEI now as the process can take 30 to 60 days.

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

Application deadline is April 28, 2023.



These grants are made possible by funds received from NHPRC.

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 $3,000 per project to qualifying institutions for collections management, preservation, and other archival and records management projects. Each award has a required one-to-one match, either cash or in-kind.

  • Project identifies, preserves, and/or makes significant historic Idaho records accessible.
  • Project increases the archival knowledge and/or skills of archivists and other historic record custodians.
  • Applicant indicates how the project will be shared with the Idaho historic records community.
  • Project institutes and/or encourages sound archival practices.
  • Project activities and expenditures are appropriate and cost effective.
  • Proposal adheres to regrant project application requirements and contains sufficient information for Idaho SHRAB decision making.

Idaho SHRAB requires a dollar-for-dollar match on all grants. If you receive a grant for $3,000, you must match it with $3,000. Match may be in the form of cash or in-kind. In-kind match means the market value of contributed labor, services, or supplies.

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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