The Georgia Historical Records Advisory
Board's (GHRAB) grant program provides assistance to historical records
repositories and state and local governments to preserve and make accessible
historical records. Other programs or grants that may
also assist record keepers include:
Affiliate Chapter Program of the Georgia Historical Society (GHS): Affiliate
membership in GHS is open to all active, non-for-profit organizations whose
mission is consistent with that of the Georgia Historical Society. Members
include historical and genealogical societies, commissions, museums,
foundations, archives, preservation groups, and patriotic organizations. A
member of the GHS staff will visit with each affiliate, provide a program on
some aspect of Georgia history, and can also offer technical services and advice
on a number of archival or museum related problems. Affiliate membership
in GHS is $45 annually. For further information, contact Roger Smith,
Director of Education & Outreach, at 912-651-2125 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Museum Services Exchange Program (MUSE) of the Georgia Association
of Museums and Galleries (GAMG):
MUSE is a program of consulting services provided by and for members of GAMG.
Experienced museum professionals provide information, feedback, and a written
report to museums, large and small. GAMG pays the consultants a
$600 honorarium; hosts must agree to provide travel expenses plus one-half
of the honoraria. GAMG membership cost depends on museum's
annual budget. For further information contact, Laura McCarty at
404-523-6220 ext. 11 or email her at email@example.com
Office of Homeland Security Grants: Public
safety foundation grants and Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) grants help to better prepare
the emergency responders of Georgia to react to potential or actual security
threats. For further information,
contact Joe McKinney with GEMA who handles all Georgia Homeland Security grants
at firstname.lastname@example.org or
go to www.gahomelandsecurity.com/funding/default.htm#Grants
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Security grants help state and local governments better prepare to respond to
all hazards preparedness activities and emergency management and to mitigate the
impact disasters have on people and property.
Grants can pay for training, equipment, exercises and planning.
For further information, go to www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/display?theme=18.
Leadership Grants for Libraries:
All types of libraries including public, school, academic, special,
private (not-for-profit), archives, library agencies, and library consortia, are
eligible to apply for these grants. Successful
proposals will have national impact and provide models that can be widely
adapted or replicated by others. Partnerships
are encouraged and a significant match is required.
IMLS establishes a set of priorities each fiscal year.
For more information, contact Martha Crawley, Senior Program Officer at
202-606-5513 or email her at email@example.com.
An overview and applications can be found at www.imls.gov/grants/library/lib_nlgl.asp.
Heritage Grants: Initiated
during the 1994 Session of the Georgia General Assembly, these grants provide
funding for the preservation of historic properties in Georgia. Since that
time, the Georgia Heritage Grants, administered through the Historic
Preservation Division, have provided seed money for the preservation of historic
properties and archaeological sites throughout the state. The Program
offers matching funds on a statewide competitive basis to local governments and
nonprofit organizations for the preservation of Georgia Register-eligible
historic properties. For further information or to be put on a list to
receive an application, contact: Cherie Bennett, Grants Coordinator,
Historic Preservation Division, Department of Natural Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call at 404/651-5181 or go to http://www.gashpo.org/.
The Historic Preservation Fund grant program is appropriated annually by the US
Congress through the National Park Service to the state historic preservation
offices. The 60/40 matching grants enable Certified Local Governments to
undertake projects that aid in the preservation of historic properties, such as
historic resource or archaeological surveys, National Register nominations,
planning projects, or information and education projects. For further
information, contact: Cherie Bennett, Grants Coordinator, Historic
Preservation Division, Department of Natural Resources at email@example.com
or call at 404/651-5181 or go to http://www.gashpo.org./
Administered by the Office of the Governor, State of Georgia, the Governor's
Discretionary Fund provides funding for special needs or special situations that
are not necessarily covered by other state programs. Incorporated
municipalities, counties, and authorities are eligible to apply. For more
information, contact the Office of the Governor, 404-656-1776.
Historic Resource Survey
Funding is available each year to conduct historic resource surveys to document
Georgia's historic resources. Priorities for projects are development
pressure, lack of or incomplete existing survey, and direct links to other
preservation or planning activities. Countywide surveys are emphasized,
but surveys of communities and surveys with broad regional or statewide benefits
are also eligible. These surveys do
not require matching funds, but sponsoring groups are encouraged to raise local
money or in-kind contributions. For more information, contact Kenneth
Gibbs, Survey Coordinator, Historic Preservation Division, Department of Natural
Resources at Kenneth_gibbs@dnr.state.ga.us
or call at 404-651-6432.
Georgia Humanities Council provides support for educational programs which are
developed and carried out in local communities. The Council provides grants in varying amounts to nonprofit
organizations, including museums, libraries, historical societies, community
groups, schools, government agencies, and universities to support public
programs in many formats in communities across Georgia. Grants include
Teacher Enrichment Grants, Conference Grants, Public Program Grants, Special
Program Grants, and Planning/Consultant Grants. For more information,
TEA-21/Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century:
This reimbursement program is sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration
and administered by the Georgia Department of Transportation. The
objective is to provide funds for transportation-related projects enhancements,
such as pedestrian and bicycle facilities; safety and educational activities for
pedestrians and bicyclists; acquisition of scenic easements and historic sites;
scenic or historical highway programs (including the provision of tourist and
welcome center facilities); landscaping or other scenic beautification; historic
preservation; rehabilitation and operation of historic transportation buildings,
structures and facilities; preservation of abandoned railway corridors; control
and removal of outdoor advertising; archaeological planning and research;
environmental mitigation to address water pollution due to highway runoff or
reduce vehicle-caused wildlife mortality while maintaining habitat connectivity;
establishment of transportation museums. State and local government
agencies are eligible to apply. Grants are matching grants (20% local, 80%
federal) with a $1,000,000 maximum. For more information, contact Ronda
Britt at 404-657-6914 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit http://www.dot.state.ga.us/dot/plan-prog/planning/projects/te/index.shtml
Block Grant - Loan Guarantee Program (Section 108 Program): Local Governments are eligible
to apply for these grants. Eligible activities include, but are not
limited to: rehabilitation of real property owned or acquired by the
public entity or its designated public agency; the acquisition, construction,
reconstruction, rehabilitation or installation of commercial or industrial
buildings, structures and other real property equipment and improvements.
For more information, contact Brian Williamson with the Department of Community
Affairs at 404-679-1587 or email at email@example.com
Revolving Loan Fund (DD RLF):
These grants provided by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA)
assist non-entitlement cities and counties in implementing quality downtown
development projects. Grants range up to $200,000 maximum per project.
Applications may be submitted throughout the year and are generally reviewed
within 30 days of submission. For more information call Steed Robinson at
404-679-1585 or visit http://www.dca.state.ga.us/grants/index.html
National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC),
a statutory body affiliated with the National Archives and Records
Administration, supports a wide range of activities to preserve, publish, and
encourage the use of documentary sources relating to the history of the United
States. Through its grant program,
training programs, research services and special projects, the Commission offers
advice and assistance to individuals and non-Federal agencies and institutions
committed to the preservation and use of America's documentary resources.
Grants include archival grants, educational programs and fellowships,
electronic recordation grants and publications grants. For more
information, visit http://www.archives.gov/grants/about_nhprc/grant_programs.html
or call 202-501-5610.
National Endowment for
The NEH is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1965 to foster
the study of history, literature, history of art and science, philosophy,
religion, folklore and other disciplines. NEH grants typically go to
individuals and cultural institutions such as museums, archives, libraries,
universities, historical societies, public television and radio stations to
preserve and provide access to cultural and educational resources, strengthen
teaching and learning in schools and colleges, promote research and original
scholarship, provide opportunities for lifelong learning, and to strengthen the
institutional base of the humanities. For more information, visit www.neh.gov.
Museum Assessment Program:
The Museum Assessment Program is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library
Services and administered by the American Association of Museums. It is
designed to help museums assess their strengths and weaknesses and plan for the
future. The program provides noncompetitive grants of technical assistance
for three types of assessments: institutional, collection management and
public dimension. The grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served
basis after being approved by the Director of IMLS. For more information,
visit the IMLS Web site at www.imls.gov/grants/museum/mus_map.asp.
Conservation Assessment Program:
The Conservation Assessment Program is funded by IMLS and administered by
Heritage Preservation. The program provides eligible museums with a
general conservation survey grant. Applications are funded on a
first-come, first-served basis. The program supports a two-day site visit
by a conservation professional to perform the assessment. For museums
located in historic structures, the grant supports a two-day site visit by a
preservation architect or an architectural conservator, as well.
For more information, visit the IMLS Web site at www.imls.gov/grants/museum/mus_cap.asp.
Preservation Assistance Grants and Preservation and Access
Distributed by the National Endowment for the Humanities, these grants fund the
preservation and conservation of collections.
They cannot be used for capital improvements of buildings or structures.
Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations or institutions as well as
state and local government agencies. For more information, visit www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/preservation.html.
Administered by the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP), this fund
provides matching grants to hire consultants for rehabilitation projects to
produce plans, specs, historic structures reports (HSR), and feasibility studies
and for heritage education and co-sponsoring conferences. Nonprofit
organizations and public agencies are eligible to apply. Grant awards
range from $5,000 to $500. Most
grants average $1,000 to $2,000. For more information contact:
Southern Regional Office of the NTHP at 843-722-8552 or go to www.nationaltrust.org/help/grants.html.
Grants for Museums:
Nonprofit museums and museum service organizations, including historic house
museums, are eligible to apply for these grants that encourage innovation in
providing public service and meeting community needs; widespread and creative
use of new technologies; model projects to be replicated throughout the field;
greater public access to museum collections; and extended impact of federal
dollars through collaborative projects. For more information, contact Dan
Lukash, Program Officer at 202-606-4644 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A program overview and applications can be found at www.imls.gov/grants/museum/mus_nlgm.asp
Challenge Grants (Humanities):
Administered by the National Endowment for the Humanities, challenge grants help
institutions and organizations secure long-term support for, and improvements
in, their humanities programs and resources. Funds can be used to create
endowments for maintenance of facilities. In
special circumstances, challenge grants can help with limited direct costs,
including construction and renovation of facilities and conservation of
collections. Recipients may include public agencies or private nonprofit
organizations (except elementary and secondary schools). For more
information, visit www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/challenge.html.
and Implementation Grants for Museums, Libraries, and Special Projects
(Humanities): The National
Endowment for the Humanities administers these grants.
The grants are designed to help museums, libraries, historical
organizations, and community organizations develop, plan, and implement new
projects or chart a new interpretive direction.
Interpretation of historic sites is an eligible project category.
Recipients may include nonprofit organizations as well as state and local
government agencies. For more information, visit www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/public-consult.html
Save America's Treasures
Grants: Grants are
available for preservation and/or conservation work on nationally significant
intellectual and cultural artifacts and nationally significant historic
structures and sites. Intellectual
and cultural artifacts include artifacts, collections, documents, monuments and
works of art. Historic structures
and sites include historic districts, sites, buildings, structures and objects.
Grants are awarded through a competitive process, and each grant requires
a dollar-for-dollar non-Federal match. For more information, visit http://www2.cr.nps.gov/
other funding sources within Georgia and
nationwide, as well as foundations that fund in Georgia, please visit the
Historic Preservation Division, Department of Natural Resources, http://hpd.dnr.state.ga.us/content/displaycontent.asp?txtDocument=213.
This web site contacts a comprehensive listing of grants that is a
valuable tool in locating other funding assistance.