Public Engagement with Historical Records
The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) of the National Archives supports projects that promote access to America’s historical records to encourage understanding of our democracy, history, and culture.
The following grant application information is for Public Engagement with Historical Records.
Funding Opportunity Number: ENGAGEMENT-201610
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 89.003
Draft Deadline (optional): July 26, 2016
Final Deadline: October 6, 2016
NHPRC support begins no earlier than July 1, 2017.
Grant Program Description
The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) seeks projects that encourage public engagement with historical records, including the development of new tools that enable people to engage online. The NHPRC is looking for projects that create models and technologies that other institutions can freely adopt. In general, collaborations among archivists, documentary editors, historians, educators, and/or community-based individuals are more likely to create a competitive proposal.
Projects might create and develop programs to engage people in the study and use of historical records for institutional, educational or personal reasons. For example, an applicant can:
Enlist volunteer “citizen archivists” in projects to accelerate access to historical records, especially those online. This may include, but is not limited to, efforts to identify, tag, transcribe, annotate, or otherwise enhance digitized historical records.
Develop educational programs for K-16 students or community members that encourage them to engage with historical records already in repositories or that are collected as part of the project.