January 8, 2020

Local Records Grant Applications due March 30

The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) is pleased to announce that the Local Records Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2021-Cycle 1 is now open!

All local government agencies in Kentucky are eligible to apply for funding to assist with records management. This includes security microfilming vital records; digitizing records; funding salary grants for records indexing projects, purchasing archival supplies and equipment such as acid free boxes, shelving, and equipment to read microfilm; and codification of ordinances for cities and counties.

General information
Grant guidelines

The Kentucky Local Records Program was created in 1984. Since that time, it has provided millions of dollars to local governments to support preservation of and public access to local records. This has been done primarily through grants for security microfilming, digitization, preservation, salary grants,
and shelving and equipment purchases. Funding for the grant program is derived from a $1.00 fee collected by county clerks on legal processes and instruments.

The grant program operates within the state fiscal year, July 1 through June 30. Applications are due March 30.

Applicants are encouraged to contact their Regional Administrator for assistance with the application process. If you are unsure of your region, please view this map.