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PHMC and Historical Records Advisory Board Announce Grant Opportunity for Archival Records


Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) and the Pennsylvania State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) are now accepting applications for the Historical & Archival Records Care (HARC) grant program. The application deadline is August 1, 2024.

Funding is available to historical records repositories, such as historical societies, libraries, universities, local governments, and school districts, for collections care, including surveying, inventorying, preserving, arranging, and describing historical records significant to Pennsylvania, as well as for records reformatting and equipment. Please note that works of art, textiles, artifacts, and museum objects are not eligible.

Individual grants will be funded up to $5,000 with no match required. Collaborative grants will allow two organizations to apply jointly for up to $10,000 or three organizations to apply collaboratively for up to $15,000, no match required. Funding is provided by PHMC.

The HARC program is designed to improve the preservation of historically valuable original records.

Grants will be awarded based on a competitive review of the application by a subcommittee of SHRAB.

Applicants are required to use the web-based electronic grant application process (eGrant). For grant program guidelines and eGrant application instructions, visit the HARC grant web page.

PHMC will hold webinars at 10:00 a.m. on June 18 and 1:00 p.m. on July 8, providing an overview of eligibility, guidelines, and tips for a competitive proposal. Each webinar will cover the same content. See the grant webpage or email the grant manager at for registration information.

The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission is the official history agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Learn more by visiting PHMC online or following us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, or LinkedIn.

The Pennsylvania State Historical Records Advisory Board operates under federal regulations governing the National Historical Publication & Records Commission and serves as the central advisory body for historical records planning in the state.

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