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Local Government Records Grant Applications Open

MDAH is accepting applications for records management projects from eligible counties across the state. Grant funds may be used to purchase shelving, digitization equipment, archival preservation supplies, ultraviolet film for windows and lighting, vendor digitization and indexing, and HVAC upgrades. Each grant recipient is eligible for a maximum $10,000. Five grants, totaling up to $50,000, will be awarded this round.

Counties that collect the $1 records management fee in at least one office as authorized in § 25-60-5, Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended, are eligible to apply for this grant. A cash match of at least twenty percent is required, and grant awards are reimbursed upon the successful completion of the project.

The MDAH Board of Trustees will award the grants in December.

Guidelines and applications may be downloaded from the following link: LGRO Application. The deadline to submit completed applications is October 1, 2021.

The seventy-six participating counties in Mississippi are Adams, Alcorn, Amite, Attala, Benton, Bolivar, Calhoun, Carroll, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Claiborne, Clarke, Clay, Coahoma, Copiah, Covington, DeSoto, Forrest, Franklin, Greene, Grenada, Hancock, Harrison, Hinds, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Lafayette, Lamar,  Lauderdale, Lawrence, Leake, Lee, Lincoln, Lowndes, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Monroe, Montgomery, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Panola, Pearl River, Perry, Pike, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Quitman, Rankin, Scott, Simpson, Smith, Stone, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tippah, Tishomingo, Union, Walthall, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Wilkinson, Winston, Yalobusha and Yazoo.

For more information email info@mdah.ms.gov.

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