Grants & Awards: DHP: FAQs:

Documentary Heritage Program FAQs

Application Content - Narrative

  1. Does our project have to address one of DHP's Level One Topical Priorities?

    The records described in the grant application should be of significance to the history of New York, either statewide or local, and should directly relate to an under-documented topic. Keep in mind though, that if the application addresses one of the Topical Priorities in Level One (economic change, military affairs, population groups, or social reform and activism) it may receive more points during grant review.

  2. Can a member of a project advisory committee be from outside New York State?

    There is no rule prohibiting an advisory committee member from outside New York State, but since DHP grant projects must have a New York State focus, applicants should explain what this particular advisory committee member can contribute to the overall project that someone more locally-based cannot.

  3. How can I obtain help in writing the Outcomes and Evaluation section of the Project Narrative?

    Applicants are required to create four outcome statements based on these fundamental outcomes. Applicants must also show how progress toward achieving these outcomes will be measured and monitored. For more information, please refer to the Outcomes and Evaluation document in the Resource Section of the guidelines.

  4. Do I need to identify project personnel in my application?

    Yes. Key Personnel should be identified in your application and their resumes should be included in the attachments. If Key Personnel positions, excluding the Project Director, have not been filled at the time of application, applicants are required to attach a job description that includes role, responsibilities, and qualifications for
    each position. When your application is approved, and prior to hiring of Key Personnel, you must submit all resumes to the DHP office for review.

  5. Does the New York State Archives (NYSA) provide a list of archival consultants who could work on DHP grant projects?

    NYSA has compiled a list of Archival Consultants to aid grant applicants searching for individuals who provide archival consulting services. This list is not exhaustive, nor does it constitute an endorsement by NYSA of the consultants listed.

  6. Does the seven-page maximum for the Application Narrative include attachments?

    No, attachments such as letters of justification, job descriptions, resumes, and sample pages from current finding aids are not counted in the seven-page maximum.