Grants up to $2,500 for projects that promote the identification, preservation, and dissemination of Wyoming’s historical records are available from the Wyoming State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) with funds received from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Cultural institutions throughout the state are especially encouraged to apply. Public libraries with historical records collections, historical societies, archives, museums, and historic sites, would be good examples of such applicants. If an organization’s charge includes caring for historical paper, audio/visual or digital and/or digitized records it could be an excellent funding candidate. See past recipients for examples of successful projects.
The deadline to apply for the grants is June 30, with the grant period lasting from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.
All projects related to the SHRAB’s mission of identifying, preserving and providing access to the state’s historical records will be considered. The SHRAB will assign priority to those applications that show commitment to developing and/or implementing projects that will lead to enhanced online access to historical records.
Grants are also available for ongoing training programs for state, tribal and local governments, local repositories, organizations, and others involved in records care in Wyoming.
Applications and grant guidelines are available on the SHRAB Webpage. Grant applications may either be e-mailed to Michael.Strom@wyo.gov or mailed to the Wyoming State Archives, Barrett Building, 2301 Central Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82002.