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Raymond LaFever <[log in to unmask]>
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A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 13 Aug 2003 08:49:12 -0400
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The Documentary Heritage Program (DHP) is a statewide program
administered by the New York State Archives to ensure the
identification, retention and availability of historical records for
underdocumented groups and subjects in New York State. Potential
applicants should be aware of several changes taking place in the
upcoming grant cycle for projects in 2004-2005

DEADLINE CHANGE:  The DHP Grant application deadline has been changed
from March 1 to December 1.  Applications for the 2004-2005 cycle must
be postmarked by December 1, 2003.  This will become the regular DHP
grant application deadline.

MORE FUNDING:  Thanks to a grant from the National Historical
Publications and Records Commission, it is anticipated that $250,000 in
grant funds will be made available for projects in the 2004-2005 grant

NEW FUNDING PRIORITIES:  In addition to the current high priority areas
designated for funding (Mental Health Activities in New York,
Environmental Affairs, and Latino/Latina-Hispanic Communities), two new
areas have been identified by the New York State Historical Records
Advisory Board for the upcoming year - Education and the Impact of the
Attacks on the World Trade Center.

NEW PROJECT CATEGORY:  There is a new project category, regional
documentation planning.  This is in addition to our current three
project categories, 1) projects to identify, survey, and plan for the
systematic collection of records, 2) projects to arrange, describe, and
make available historical records and 3) historical records strategic
planning projects.

Grants are for a 12-month period, from July 1, 2004 through June 30,
2005.  It is anticipated that announcements of projects awarded funding
will be made by June 15, 2004.

Applications will be accepted from not-for-profit archives, libraries,
historical societies, museums community organizations and similar
institutions within New York State, and from consortia or cooperating
groups of such agencies. Projects to be carried out by service providers
such as historical service agencies, colleges and universities,
professional associations, or other not-for-profit institutions or
systems which provide services to historical records programs, are also
eligible for consideration.

Funding Amounts and Allowable Expenses

Grants will be available in amounts from $1,000 to $25,000. Applicants
may seek support for personnel; travel; service contracts, including
qualified consultants; supplies; materials, and equipment needed for the

Not Eligible for Funding

Several types of historical projects are not eligible for funding under
the DHP. Where there is doubt about eligibility, a call to the State
Archives is advisable. Ineligible funding areas include:

·Projects that do not have primary focus on New York State
·Preservation, i.e., physical work to conserve, restore, or repair
records, or reproduction for preservation purposes such as microfilming

·Creating oral history tapes or video tapes, or transcription of these

·Item-level description and indexing, and purchase of collections

For further information:

Grant application forms and guidelines may be obtained after August 15
from the State Archives or from the State Archives Web site at
www.archives.nysed.gov.  For further information, please contact:

Gloria Bartowski or Ray LaFever
Documentary Heritage Program
New York State Archives
Room 9C73 Cultural Education Center
Albany, NY 12230
Telephone: 518-474-6926
Fax: 518-402-5372

Email: Gloria Bartowski [log in to unmask] or Ray LaFever
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Ray LaFever
Coordinator, Archival Advisory Services
New York State Archives
9C33, CEC
Albany, NY  12230
(518) 474-6926
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