CHRAB Historical Records Preservation Grant Program

2016 Historical Records Preservation Grant Program

The Colorado Historical Records Advisory Board (CHRAB), using funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), will be offering grants of $5,000 for 2016. Applications must be received by January 29, 2016. Awardees will be notified by February 15, 2016. 

Organizations are able to request funding for a wide variety of projects, including digitization, preservation needs, disaster planning, improving accessibility to collections and purchasing supplies. Special consideration will be given to projects that involve digital or electronic records. The applicants will be required to contribute the 25% matching or in-kind funds. Eligible institutions may be public or private, and preference will be given to smaller institutions with a demonstrated need for funding. All of the grants will adhere to NHPRC’s general grant guidelines. 


2016 Grant Application 

2016 Grant Guidelines


*Please note the grant manager will be out of the office on January 29, 2016 and unable to respond to phone messages. If you require assistance, please e-mail

If you are having trouble with the fillable PDF, please print the application to complete by hand, then scan and attach in an email for submission. Deadline is 11:59 PM, January 29, 2016.


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CHRAB Grant Forms


Access the CHRAB Final Narrative Report Form for grant recipients.

Access the Federal Financial Report Form and Federal Financial Report Instructions.