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Grants

Grant programs of the New York State government and the federal government support projects for the identification, preservation, and use of historical records.

State Grants

New York State grants are offered through the New York State Archives and the New York State Library.

Federal Grants

The Federal Government makes grants that support the identification, preservation, and use of historical records primarily through the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)

The NHPRC, a statutory body affiliated with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), supports a wide range of activities to preserve, publish, and encourage the use of documentary sources relating to the history of the United States.

The New York State Historical Records Advisory Board serves as the statewide advisory body for projects in New York State funded by the NHPRC.  In this capacity, the New York SHRAB

  • Encourages grant proposals to the NHPRC from organizations in New York State
  • Is responsible for reviewing and making recommendations on applications that originate in New York State

If you are considering applying for an NHPRC grant please review the New York NHPRC applicant information.

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.

Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

The IMLS is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.