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Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund (LGRMIF) Grants

New York State Archives announces 2021-2022 LGRMIF Awards

The New York State Archives is pleased to announce the awards for the 2021-2022 Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund (LGRMIF) grant program.  The Archives received 186 applications requesting over $10 million. In a very competitive year, the Archives has awarded 101 grants totaling $5.7 million.  Awarded projects include managing inactive records, disaster management, files management, management of historical records, and converting records to digital images. Click on the Current and Previous Awards link in the left menu for a list, arranged by county, of the current year’s grantees. 

The Archives anticipates announcing the next LGRMIF grant cycle in early 2022.

If your institution does not already have an eGrants user account, or if your Records Management Officer (RMO) has changed since the last time your institution applied for a grant, please complete and submit the online registration form. Even though the application portal is currently closed, you can still request an eGrants user account.

The Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund (LGRMIF) provides grants to local governments. These grants assist local governments to establish records management programs or develop new program components. It is a competitive program, awarding grants based on the merits of applications.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Email: archgrants@nysed.gov
Phone: (518) 474-6926

Created in 1989, the fund comes from fees collected by county clerks and the New York City Register. These fees are collected during the recording of certain documents and when county clerks assign index numbers for certain court cases. The amount of grant funding available each year depends on the number of documents recorded and index numbers assigned that year.

Application types include: 

  • Individual (up to $75,000)
  • Shared Services (up to $150,000)
  • NYC Dept. of Records (DORIS)

Project categories include:

  • Disaster Management
  • Document Conversion and Access
  • Files Management
  • Historical Records
  • Inactive Records

More detailed information on the program and the application process can be found by clicking on any of the menu items to the left, or on the following resources: