I saw this last night – (US) Archivist of US Announces Grants to Make Historical Records Happen (IAJGS Public Records Access Alert): https://aotus.blogs.archives.gov/2020/12/10/supporting-public-access-to-historical-records/. IAJGS Public Records Access Alert posted it to their mailing list yesterday. To view the list, you have to registered on their list. You can register at: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts. Read the instructions if you aren’t already on the list.
David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States announced in his blog AOTUS, the granting of projects about making historical records happen. Archivist Ferriero chairs the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
The latest round of grants resulted in 36 grants totaling nearly $3 million for projects in 28 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
Nineteen of the grants went to state historical records advisory boards which will go on to fund dozens of projects at the local level. They also support workshops for archivists, both professional and amateur, as well as traveling archivists, National History Day competitions, emergency preparedness, and much more.
Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee