Grants – Archival Projects
Access to Holdings Program
The Access to Holdings Program provides ASA institutional members with funding for projects to make archival records available to the public. The maximum funding per project is $7,500. There is one round of applications per year. Forms become available in November.
For the 2018-2019 year, the deadline for applications is:
FEBRUARY 1, 2018
Please note that the priorities for the upcoming year include projects to make unprocessed records available as well as projects to help institutions with digital records initiatives. The ASA reviews each application using predetermined scoring criteria as outlined on the Score Sheet (revised January 2017), and awards funding to those applications receiving the highest scores. As funding in this program is limited, the ASA is not able to support all applications for funding.
View the ASA's Grants Policy (PDF).
Please note that you must use a form for the appropriate year in order to qualify for the grant. For Access to Holdings applications and information, please select the links below:
The process for submitting Access to Holdings applications is electronic. Please complete the application form in the electronic format provided and send the completed application by email to the Archives Advisor (email@example.com).
If for some reason your institution has to submit a paper copy, please send six copies to the ASA office at:
c/o Rene Georgopalis, Archives Advisor
407-10408 124 St NW
Edmonton, AB, T5N 1R5
Grant Reporting 2017-2018
For those institutions that have completed their Access to Holdings Project, please fill out the Access to Holdings Program Report Form and submit it to the Archives Advisor. Note that the deadline for grants reporting is April 30, 2018. Please note that the ASA prefers to receive the grant reports via mail.
Federal Grant Programs
As a provincial archival association, the ASA and its institutional members are members of the Canadian Council of Archives (CCA).
For the latest information about CCA and its grant programs, visit the Financial Assistance Programs section of its website.
A new federal grant program, Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP) was announced on June 12, 2015. Please visit the government website for more details.
If you have any questions regarding grants, please contact the ASA's Executive Director/Archives Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org.