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"Christine L. Ridarsky" <[log in to unmask]>
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A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
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FYI, I posted this message to the RRLC listserv this morning.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Raymond LaFever" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2003 8:49 AM
Subject: New York State Documentary Heritage Program (DHP) Grants update

> Apologies for any cross-postings.
> *****************************
> 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
> cycle.
> 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
> project.
> 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
> ·Newspapers
> ·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
> [log in to unmask]
> ********************************
> Ray LaFever
> Coordinator, Archival Advisory Services
> New York State Archives
> 9C33, CEC
> Albany, NY  12230
> (518) 474-6926
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