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Grants Administration

The Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund (LGRMIF) is a program focused on improving records management and archival administration in the local governments of New York State. It is administered by the State Archives and Records Administration (SARA) which is a program of the State Education Department.

LGRMIF grants are competitive, with application and awards on an annual schedule and are available only to local government in New York State. Individuals may not apply for funding.

The Grant Administration Unit (GAU) of the Department of Records and Information Services was established in 1995 to administer LGRMIF grants for the mayoral agencies of New York City. Each year the New York State Archives awards up to one million dollars to these agencies throughout the program.

The GAU provides guidance to mayoral agencies in the development of grant projects from the first conceptual stages to the preparation of final application drafts. As projects progress,  the Grant Administration Unit closely monitors the grant awards and provides oversight of the financial accounting. At the conclusion of grant projects, the Grant Administration Unit prepares comprehensive reports for the New York State Archives.

New York City Agencies can obtain further information about this calling the Grant Unit at (212) 788-7513.