Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference
P.O. Box 1773
Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone number 717/ 713-9973
Fax number 717/ 245-1439
MARAC DISASTER RELIEF FUND GUIDELINES
Who can apply?
Any institution with publicly accessible archival holdings or special collections in the MARAC region can apply. Personal collections are not eligible for grants.
How much can an institution apply for?
Up to $ 2,000 per grant.
What types of responses are eligible for funding?
Grant monies may be used for the direct recovery of damaged or at-risk archival materials caused by a sudden, unexpected event involving fire, water, man-made, or natural phenomena where immediate response is necessary to prevent irretrievable loss. Eligible services may include freeze drying, storage, transportation of materials, and rental facilities. Eligible supplies may include acid-free boxes and folders, storage cartons, cleaning materials, plastic milk crates, and protective gear. Funds may also be used to defray costs (such as housing, meals, or transportation) for volunteers or other laborers who assist with the recovery.
Who determines funding?
MARAC Ad hoc Disaster Relief Committee
What is the procedure?
Notify MARAC Administrator of your institution’s intent to file an application within 30 days of the event.
Submit a complete application and support materials to MARAC Administrator.
Review of the application and support materials by the MARAC Ad hoc Disaster Relief Committee will be completed within two weeks. Successful applicants will receive a confirmation email from the Chair of the Ad hoc Disaster Relief Committee and receive dispersal of funds by check.
Submit a report, detailing how the grant monies were utilized, to the Chair of the Ad hoc Disaster Relief Committee within 3 months of the dispersals of funds.