Giglio Encourages Local Governments To Apply For Records Management Grants
August 8, 2005
Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,C,I-Gowanda) today said grants are available from the Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund to improve records management and archival administration in New York state’s local governments. Grants are available for inventory and planning, as well as management of active records, inactive records and historical records, and educational uses of local government record projects. "Information technology is a key component of records management and being able to accurately store and recall information," said Giglio. "These financial awards would be a great service to local governments in Western New York and the Southern Tier. It is my hope local governments throughout our region will take advantage of this funding, which will continue to give our residents and constituents efficient access to critical information." The fund awards would cover up to $75,000 worth of individual projects involving two or more local governments performing an identical activity, and up to $125,000 for complex projects involving a single local government addressing extremely complicated records management issues. All local governments, including but not limited to BOCES, cities, counties, fire and school districts, towns and villages, are eligible for funds. The application deadline is Dec. 1. For more information, local government representatives may contact the New York State Archives, Grants Administration and Program Support Unit, Room 9A81, Cultural Education Center, Albany, NY 12230, call (518) 474-6926, or visit www.archives.nysed.gov.