Funding for Local Governments, School Districts and Fire Districts
Assemblyman David G. McDonough is urging all local governments, cities, counties, fire districts, school districts, towns and villages to apply to the State Education Department and Sate Archives for a grant from the Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund.
McDonough said this program is designed to improve records management and archival administration in New York State's local governments. Grants are available for inventory and planning; active records; inactive records; historical records; and educational uses of local government records. Eligible applicants are local governments, including but not limited to BOCES, cities, counties, fire districts, school districts, towns and villages.
Grant application and reference materials are available online at Http://www.archives.nysed.gov; by contacting New York State Archives Grants Administration and Program Support Unit, Room 9A81, Cultural Education Center, Albany, New York, 12230, (518) 474-6926 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications must be postmarked no later than February 2, 2004.
"This program is an excellent opportunity for local governments, school districts and fire departments to improve their record management and I urge them to take advantage of this funding," concluded McDonough.