Ashcroft announces grants to local governments for records management, preservation projects

Courtesy of Missouri

Secretary of State Office

Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced 11 Local Records Grant Program awards totaling $100,411. Based on the recommendations of the Missouri Historical Records Advisory Board, they provide the recipient local governments with assistance for records management and preservation projects.

The following grantees are now eligible to receive reimbursement up to the total listed award amount:

• Francois County Recorder: $12,500 to image records

• Cape Girardeau County Recorder: $24,995 to image records

• Jasper County Record Center: $7,300 to image records

• Clair County Collector: $2,777 to image records

• Wright County Circuit Clerk: $6,090 for shelving

• Reynolds County Circuit Clerk: $9,169 to image records

• City of Crestwood: $8,960 to image records

• West St. Francois County R-IV School District: $19,745 for shelving

• City of St. Charles: $477 to image records

• Buchanan County Circuit Clerk: $4,400 for a microfilm reader/printer/scanner

• Perry County Circuit Clerk: $3,998 for a microfilm reader/printer/scanner

The Missouri State Archives’ Local Records Grant Program offers local governments, or local political subdivisions with taxing authority, funding for approved records management or preservation projects including imaging of permanent, long-term or historically significant records. Grant awards may fund up to 70% of total project costs.

To learn more about the Local Records Grant Program, visit www.sos.mo.gov/archives/localrecs/grants/.

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