Grants – Archival Projects
Access to Holdings Program
Access to Holdings Grant
The Access to Holdings Program provides ASA institutional members with funding for projects to select, arrange, and describe archival records held by that institution. The maximum funding per project is $7,500. There is one round of applications per year. Forms become available in the fall.
For the 2017-2018 year, the deadline for applications is:
Please note that the priority for the upcoming year is to make accessible records that have been unprocessed at your archives for at least one year. The ASA reviews each application using predetermined scoring criteria as outlined on the Score Sheet (revised December 2014), 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.
Information on the eligibility of the grant is included in the application form below. Please note that you must use a form for the appropriate year in order to qualify for the grant.
The process for submitting Access to Holdings applications is now electronic. Please complete the application form in the electronic format provided and send the completed application by email to the Archives Advisor (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If for some reason your institution has to submit a paper copy, please send six copies to the ASA office at:
c/o Meribeth Plenert, Archives Advisor
407-10408 124 St NW
Edmonton, AB, T5N 1R5
The 2017-2018 Access to Holdings Application Form will be available soon.
For those institutions that have completed their Access to Holdings Project, please fill out the Access to Holdings Grant Report Form (PDF) and submit it to the Archives Advisor.
Time guidelines for arrangement and description projects (PDF)
Time guidelines for fonds redescription projects (PDF)
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 Acting Executive Director/Archives Advisor at email@example.com.