The Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB) has funding for an additional grant round in August. Does your institution have a project that will increase access to Utah’s historical records? If the answer is yes, then your institution should apply for a USHRAB grant. Grant requests can be up to $7,500 and all projects must have a public access component. Grants are available to regional and local repositories and other nonprofit cultural heritage organizations. Grant applications must be received or postmarked by August 31. There is an optional draft deadline of August 10. Please review the grant guidelines if you have questions about eligibility for your institution or project. Grant guidelines, application, and additional forms are available online through the State Archives website.
So far in 2018, the USHRAB awarded 4 grant projects:
- Emery County Archives will digitize and properly house in archival boxes the Emery County Progress from 1918-1940.
- Lehi Historical Society and Archives will digitize and properly house in archival boxes the Lehi Free Press from 1932-1998.
- Old Spanish Trail Association will work with Southern Utah University to process and digitize institutional records.
- Uintah County Library Regional History Center will process and digitize maps pertaining to the Uinta Basin.
The USHRAB is staffed by the State Archives and assists both public and private nonprofit organizations in the preservation of their historical records. The USHRAB’s re-grant program is funded through a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.