NY to Offer Municipal Records Management Grants

New York State records management grants provide cities and town throughout the state with funds to develop and establish new records management systems. 

New York cities and towns are eligible to apply for records management grants as part of the Local Government Records Management and Improvement Fund (LGRMIF).

The competitive grant, distributed through the New York State Education Department (NYSED), provides state funds to applicants with project proposals that establish or develop new records management systems within their local governments.

To be eligible, towns and cities within New York (with the exception of New York City and its five county clerks and five district attorneys, community school districts in New York City and housing authorities) must:

  • Appoint a Records Management Officer (RMO)
  • Adopt an Appropriate State Archives records retention and disposition schedule

Past projects funded by the LGRMIF include document conversion and access, files management, the organizing of inactive files and the preservation of historical records.

The estimated date to apply for a records management grant is Jan. 14, 2019. The application is estimated to open on Nov. 1.

Apply for an LGRMIF online through the New York State government website. 

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