ISHRAB Grant Program (Application Deadline May 31)

17 Apr 2013 10:15 AM | Janet Olson (Administrator)

IL State Historical Records Advisory Board Announces 2013 Historical Records Preservation Grant Program

The Illinois State Historical Records Advisory Board (ISHRAB), using funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), is offering grants of up to $5,000 to Illinois historical records keepers to develop and/or carry out projects to identify, preserve, access and use historical records in Illinois. Information about this grant program is listed below.

Grant Amounts and Requirements

Minimum grant request: $500

Maximum grant request: $5,000

All grants require a one-to-one ($1 for $1) in-kind and/or cash match

Application Period: May 15, -  May 31, 2013

All grant projects will run for one year.

Guidelines and Application Form: The grant guidelines which includes the application form is available on-line at or you may request the guidelines be mailed to you. The application must be printed, filled out, and mailed. It cannot be submitted on-line.

The Illinois State Historical Records Advisory Board is made up of representatives from different archives, museums, universities and libraries from around the state and seeks to facilitate cooperation among historical records depositories and other information agencies within Illinois.  The Illinois State Archives serves as the coordinator of the ISHRAB.          

For additional information or to request the grant guidelines and application form, contact David Joens at 217-782-3492 or email

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