No. SAM (System Award Management) is a government-wide registry of organizations doing business with the federal government. The LGRMIF program is funded by state money and no federal funds are involved; thus, a SAM number is not required to apply for an LGRMIF grant.
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The State Archives does not require a board resolution. You may want to check with your Board, though, to see if it requires a resolution authorizing submitting an application.
Our document conversion application will improve our current business process, does this make it ineligible?
No. The primary focus of your application must be on improved records management; improved business process is an expected secondary benefit.
Yes, but only if it is for a disaster management project and does not exceed $10,000
We received a previous LGRMIF grant to digitize records and were unable to digitize all of the records included in the grant. Can we now apply for funding to digitize the remaining records?
Yes, you may apply for an LGRMIF grant to complete the previous project.
No. Applicants simply need to indicate in the application their intent to obtain the Commissioner’s approval by the end of the grant project period.
The RFP states that the Commissioner of Education must approve storing records in a facility not maintained by the applicant. Does this include storing files on a BOCES or RIC server?
Yes, this includes storing an applicant’s electronic records on a BOCES or RIC server.
The RFP states that the lead applicant “must be responsible for the greatest percentage of the budget relative to the other collaborating members.” What do you mean by this?
That the lead applicant must be an active participant in the project and cannot act simply as a flow-through for grant funds to pass to other recipients.
Do I need to obtain a resolution from my board appointing a Project Director if the Project Director will not receive any grant funded compensation?
No. There is no requirement under the LGRMIF that the local board appoint the Project Director.