Grants – Archival Projects
Access to Holdings Program
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 2016-2017 year, the deadline for applications is February 5, 2016 at 4pm. 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. If you have any questions regarding the grant application process, please contact our Archives Advisor.
For those institutions that have completed their Access to Holdings Project, please fill out the Access to Holdings Grant Report Form and submit to the Archives Advisor.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.