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SHRAB Grants

Idaho State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) Grants

A Closer Look

Need more information?  Contact:

David Matte
Archives Administrator
Idaho State Historical Society
2205 Old Penitentiary Road
Boise, ID  83712
(208) 514-2328 or e-mail

Documents are essential to preserving Idaho’s history.  Every community contains historical documents in need of preservation.  The Idaho State Historical Records Advisory Board can help with projects such as digitizing collections, purchasing archival supplies, or making local records accessible to researchers.

Purpose

The mission of SHRAB is to serve as an advocate for the creation, preservation, dissemination, and use of information that accurately chronicles the people and institutions of Idaho, both public and private.  One way SHRAB accomplishes this goal is through a grant program to assist in preserving and making accessible significant records relating to Idaho.

How Much Money Can We Get? 

Grants up to $3,250 will be awarded to qualifying institutions and organizations for collections management, preservation, and other archival projects.  All grants must be matched on a dollar for dollar basis, either cash or in-kind.

How Long Do We Have to Spend the Money? 

Projects must be completed by December 31 of the calendar year in which the grant was awarded. 

What are SHRAB’s Criteria in Determining What to Fund?
  • Will the project identify, preserve and/or make accessible significant historic Idaho records? 

  • Will the project increase the archival knowledge and/or skills of archivists and other historic record custodians? 

  • Does the applicant indicate how the project will be shared with the Idaho historic records community?

  • Will the project institute and/or encourage sound archival practices? 

  • Are the proposed activities and expenditures appropriate and cost effective? 

  • Does the submitted proposal adhere to regrant project application requirements, and does it contain sufficient information for SHRAB decision-making?

  • Has the applicant submitted accurate financial information, and do the financial projections seem realistic enough to allow for successful completion of the project?

  • Does the project support the mission, goals, and objectives of the Idaho State Historical Records Advisory Board?

What Do You Mean by Matching Funds? 

SHRAB requires a dollar for dollar match on all grants. If you receive a grant for $1,000, you must match it with $1,000.  Match may be in the form of cash or in-kind.  In-kind match usually means the market value of contributed labor, services, or supplies. 

Who is Eligible to Apply? 

Idaho non-profit organizations, as well as state, tribal, city, and county governments.  Federal agencies are not eligible, but may partner with an eligible organization.

Interested? 

Contact the Archives Administrator at (208) 514-2328 or e-mail.