Press Release
January 4, 2006

National Historical Publications & Records Commission Switches To Grants.Gov

Keith Donohue, Communications Director
National Historical Publications and Records Commission
National Archives and Records Administration
700 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Room 106
Washington, DC 20408-0001

Washington, D.C. . .The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) announced today that it has switched its application process to—the Federal web site designed to accept online grant applications. In the past, the printed guidelines were distributed to potential applicants who then would mail in their completed forms. Now the process can be done completely online through the web site. Here’s how the new process works:

All organizations that do business with the Federal government must have a DUNS number. If you are not sure whether you have a DUNS number, simply go to and follow the instructions.

Register with by visiting the site at and filling out a few simple forms. You will also want to download the PureEdge Viewer in order to fill out, save, and submit the application forms.

If you are interested in grant opportunities for preserving or publishing historical records, you can also search the site for current announcements and set up an e-mail notification for future opportunities as they are announced by NHPRC (and other Federal agencies).

Once you are registered and have the PureEdge Viewer, you can search for grant opportunities for your particular projects. Be sure to check to see if your organization meets the specific eligibility requirements for each announcement.

The NHPRC has five new announcements online at two for State Historical Records Advisory Boards; Publishing Historical Records of the Founding Era; and Electronic Records projects. Full descriptions of these grant opportunities are available on the National Archives web site by visiting, which also lists two pending announcements for Publishing Historical Records and Archival & Records projects. The latter two categories will be announced before March 1, 2006.

For those applicants who cannot access, we have also made it possible for you to download the forms and submit applications via e-mail directly to the NHPRC or by delivering completed printed applications. FOR MORE INFORMATION – please visit the Commission’s web site at

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