National Historical Publications and Records Grants

To undertake a wide-range of activities related to the preservation, publication, and use of documentary sources relating to the history of the United States.

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Agency - National Archives and Records Administration

The National Archives and Records Administration enables people to inspect the record of what the Federal government has done, enables officials and agencies to review their actions and helps citizens hold them accountable.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Library & Archives Commission, Texas State $ 19,211   2019-01-012029-12-31
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, Inc., The $ 229,048   2022-01-012024-12-31
Puerto Rico Public Broadcasting Corp $ 349,893   2021-09-012024-08-30
Museum Of Chinese In The Americas $ 150,000   2021-09-012024-08-30
State Library And Archives, Tennessee $ 150,000   2021-08-012024-07-31
Kansas State Historical Society $ 54,320   2022-05-012024-04-30
State Historical Society Of Wisconsin $ 42,956   2022-04-012024-03-31
Connecticut League Of His $ 99,980   2022-04-012024-03-31
Brown University $ 250,000   2022-04-012024-03-31
State Historical Society Of Colorado, The $ 250,696   2022-03-012024-02-29

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: In FY 2016 58 grants were approved totaling $4,852,000. Fiscal Year 2017: In FY 2017 it is estimated that 62 grants will be approved totaling $5,456,000. Fiscal Year 2018: In FY 2018 it is estimated that 60 grants will be approved totaling $5,400,000.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds may be used for projects to strengthen the nation's archival infrastructure through collaboration with the States; to provide leadership in preserving and making accessible important documentary sources in electronic form; to improve the knowledge, performance, and professional skills of those who work with historical records; for the preservation, arrangement and description of records of historical interest; and for the publication in book, or electronic editions of papers and documents of national historical significance, especially in completing editions of papers on America's founding era.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State and local governments, U.S.

territorial agencies, federally and State recognized Indian tribes (see 44 U.S.C.

2504), and educational and other nonprofit institutions (e.g., universities, colleges, libraries, historical societies, museums, university presses, archives, etc.).

Beneficiary Eligibility

State and local governments, U.S. territorial agencies, federally and State recognized Indian tribes, and educational and other nonprofit institutions.


A Data Universal Number System (DUNS) must be obtained. It has been adopted by the Federal Government to help track how Federal grant money is distributed. To obtain this number, call Dun & Bradstreet hotline at 1-866-705-5711. Registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) is required. Visit the SAM website at This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applications to the NHPRC must be submitted via Guidelines and application instructions are available online at

Award Procedures

As indicated in each grant opportunity announcement, applications are reviewed by state historical records advisory boards, subject area specialists and other appropriate individuals. Grant awards are recommended by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at biannual meetings. Grants are formally made by the Archivist of the United States to the applicant institution.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


National Archives and Administration Act of 1984, Public Law 108-383, 118 Stat. 2218.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

> 180 Days. From 6 to 8 months.


Applications may be revised and resubmitted in accordance with established procedures.


Procedures for the renewal of applications are the same as the original application procedure process.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Varies depending on scope of project. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Based upon the submitted material.

Post Assistance Requirements


Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Narrative progress reports are required for all grants.

These reports are due 30 days after the end of each 6-month period, with the final report due within 90 days after the expiration of the grant period.

Grants with a duration of 6 months or less require a final report only.

Financial status reports are required for all grants.

SF-425, Federal Financial Report, shall be used for all financial reports, which are due 30 days after the end of each 12-month period.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. Records must be available for review or audit by appropriate officials of the Federal agency, pass-through entity, and Government Accountability Office (GAO).


The grantee institution maintains records that fully disclose the amount and disposition of granted funds, the total cost of the undertaking, the portion of the cost supplied by other sources, and such other records as will facilitate an effective audit. Documentation must be retained for three years following the submission of the final expenditure report.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 16 $4,582,000; FY 17 est $5,456,000; and FY 18 est $5,400,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Applicable regulations and guidelines as well as grant opportunity announcements are available at Significant changes in regulations take effect on December 26, 2014 with the implementation of 2 CFR 200.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Benjamin J. Davis 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, Maryland 20740 Email: Phone: 3018371910

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

See program guidelines at

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