Ohio Archives Grant Program

The Ohio Archives Grants are funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), an arm of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) through their State Board Programming Grants. Grants of $500 to $5,000 are available to archival institutions to fund projects to preserve and/or provide access to Ohio’s historical records.  Eligible grant projects include: repository assessment, policy development/strategic planning, digitization and collection access and/or preservation projects.

June 2019 Grant Recipients

  • Clark County Board of Elections, Springfield, OH Preserving Clark County’s Election History ($1,022)
  • Clark County Historical Society, Springfield, OH Oral History Digitization Project ($1,043)
  • Licking County Records & Archives, Newark, OH Cleaning and Rehousing Courthouse Attic Records ($1,226)
  • Village of Lockington, Lockington, OH Organization of Village Historical Records ($850)
  • Village of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove, OH Preserving Sugar Grove’s Legacy ($2,538)

March 2019 Grant Recipients

  • Belmont County District Library, Martins Ferry, OH Local History Scanning Station for Belmont County ($1,428)
  • Boardman Township Department of Planning and Zoning, Boardman, OH Digitization and Preservation of Zoning Department Records ($2,516)
  • Cleveland Grays Armory Museum, Cleveland, OH Archiving the Archives: Finally Getting It Right ($2,341)
  • Fairfield County Heritage Association, Lancaster, OH Preservation, Organization and Digitization of Records from the Boys’ Industrial School and the Fairfield County Chapter of the American Red Cross ($1,222)
  • Kent Historical Society, Kent, OH KHS Oral History Transcription Project ($650)
  • Laurel School, Shaker Heights, OH Blazing the Trail: 125 Years at Laurel School ($1,465)
  • Ravenna Township, Ravenna, OH Grandview Memorial Park Cemetery Records Preservation ($3,400)
  • Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, Mount Saint Joseph, OH Digitizing Rare Published Resources from the College of Mount St. Joseph and the Good Samaritan Hospital of Nursing ($2,299)

June 2019 Grant Opportunity

Grant applications are due June 14, 2019.

Application Materials:

Projects eligible for funding include:

  • Assessment and Strategic Planning: hiring consultants to identify needs and priorities for improving the organization, description, preservation and access to collections.
  • Access, Arrangement and Description: identifying, organizing, and improving access to historical records.
  • Preservation: purchasing archival file folders, archival boxes, dehumidifiers, humidifiers, hygrothermographs, or HEPA vacuum cleaners.
  • Website Development: Adding collections to online catalog, developing virtual archives, or creating an on-line database. Websites designed to support access to researchers (e.g., online catalogs, finding aids, and digitized collections, rather than curated web exhibits) will receive preference in funding.

2019 Grant Opportunity

Grant applications are due February 28, 2019.

Projects eligible for funding in 2019 include:

  • Assessment and Strategic Planning: hiring consultants to identify needs and priorities for improving the organization, description, preservation and access to collections.
  • Access, Arrangement and Description: identifying, organizing, and improving access to historical records.
  • Preservation: purchasing archival file folders, archival boxes, dehumidifiers, humidifiers, hygrothermographs, or HEPA vacuum cleaners.
  • Website Development: Adding collections to online catalog, developing virtual archives, or creating an on-line database. Websites designed to support access to researchers (e.g., online catalogs, finding aids, and digitized collections, rather than curated web exhibits) will receive preference in funding.

Please Note: all projects should produce some type of online content, such as a finding aid, report or digital images.  

**PLEASE NOTE: OHRAB is awaiting formal notification from the NHPRC on the funding for the regrants.  While it is necessary for OHRAB to announce this grant opportunity and begin to receive your proposals, all awards are contingent on OHRAB receiving the funds from the NHPRC.

2019 Grant Application Materials

OHRAB Regrants FAQs and Application Tips

Short video on regrant with helpful tips:::

Example of a funded grant application: Union County Records Center & Archives Reorganization and Preservation of Clerk of Court’s Records 2011 

Prior Recipients: 2018 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011