The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals that strengthen the nationâ€™s archival network through activities undertaken by state historical records advisory boards (SHRABs). The purpose of this grant program is to assist state boards to enhance access to historical records, increase citizen engagement with records, and provide learning and development opportunities for students, citizens and professional archivists. The Commission will award grants to State Historical Records Advisory Boards to: â€˘ Provide educational and outreach programs, workshops, and other activities that enhance citizen and student engagement with historical records â€˘ Operate state-based regrant and scholarship programs that advance access to historical records â€˘ Collaborate on projects with other organizations to address common problems or shared opportunities within a state or among a consortium of state archives â€˘ Hold or participate in meetings and public forums on statewide or national archival issues. For a comprehensive list of Commission limitations on funding, please see What We Do and Do Not Fund. Applications that consist entirely of ineligible activities will not be considered. Award Information A grant is for one year and for up to $40,000 or for two years and for up to $80,000. The NHPRC expects to award approximately 25 grants in this program. The total amount allocated for this program is up to $650,000. Grants begin no earlier than January 1, 2017. The Commission requires that grant recipients acknowledge NHPRC grant assistance in all publicity, publications, and other products that result from its support. Eligibility These grants are awarded only to SHRABs in each state, or to the state agency responsible for the SHRAB, ordinarily the state archives. Another state agency, or a non-profit organization, such as a foundation or university, acting on behalf of the designated state agency may apply. States also include the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and United States territories. Cost Sharing The total costs of a project are shared between the NHPRC and the applicant organization. The Commission provides no more than 75 per cent of total direct project costs in the State Board Programming Grants category. NHPRC grant recipients are not permitted to use grant funds for indirect costs (as indicated in 2 CFR 2600.101). Cost sharing is required. The applicantâ€™s financial contribution may include both direct and indirect expenses, in-kind contributions, non-Federal third-party contributions, and any income earned directly by the project. Indirect costs must be listed under the applicantâ€™s cost sharing contribution. Other Requirements Applicant organizations must be registered in System for Award Management (SAM) prior to submitting an application, maintain SAM registration throughout the application and award process, and include a valid DUNS number in their application. Details on SAM registration and requesting a DUNS number can be found at the System for Award Management website at https://sam.gov. Please refer to the User Guides section and the Grants Registrations PDF. A complete application includes the Application for Federal Assistance (Standard Form 424), Assurances - Non-Construction Programs (Standard Form 424B), a Project Narrative, Summary, Supplementary Materials, and Budget. Applications lacking these items will not be considered. Ineligible applications will not be reviewed.