The Grant Administration Unit (GAU) of the Department of Records and Information Services was established in 1995 to administer the Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund (LGRMIF) grants for the mayoral agencies of New York City. Each year the unit coordinates applications for up to one million dollars awarded to these agencies through the LGRMIF.
This program focuses 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.
The GAU provides guidance to mayoral agencies as they develop grant projects beginning with the conceptual stages to the final application drafts. As projects progress, the GAU closely monitors the grant awards and provides oversight. At the conclusion of grant projects, the Grant Administration Unit prepares comprehensive reports for the New York State Archives.
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.
New York City Agencies can obtain further information about this calling the Grant Unit at (212) 788-7513.