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Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund (LGRMIF) Grants

2020-2021 LGRMIF Applications Under Review

Applications for the 2020-2021 Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund (LGRMIF) grant cycle are currently under review. Applicants will be notified by e-mail of the status of their grant proposals once we have completed the review process and received the necessary approvals and authorizations. More information on the LGRMIF program can be found by clicking on any of the menu items on the left. See also the 2020-2021 RFP/Application Guidelines for more information on the 2020-2021 grant cycle.

Under normal circumstances we would have announced the availability of LGRMIF grants for 2021-2022 and opened the eGrants system by now. At this time, however, we are uncertain as to when we can open up the 2021-2022 application period.  Once we receive the necessary approvals, we will make an announcement on our website, through social media, our electronic newsletters and the Regional Advisory Officers.

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.

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: