2015-2016 LGRMIF Application: What You Need To Know

It’s that time of year again! Time to start planning your Local Government Records

Management Improvement Fund (LGRMIF) Grant application. Each year the New York State Archives

offers grants to local governments to help them establish records management programs. The LGRMIF

has been around since 1989 and is very competitive. With an average of 300 agencies applying every

year, you need to make sure you know about the process. You need to be aware of the timeline,

which we have provided below, so that you do not miss out on the opportunity.  We did some

research and found that there are some major changes to the 2015-2016 LGRMIF Grant that not many

people are aware of. Check them out, they may apply to your organization and impact your process.

Major Changes for the 2015-2016 LGRMIF application

  •  Funding Levels
  •  Applications now reviewed by grant type
  •  Two new Demonstration grant activities
  •  Demonstration grants: up to $1.5M
  •  Shared Services grants: up to $1M
  •  New York City grants: $1M
  •  Disaster recovery grants: $150,000
  •  Individual grants: Remaining funds available, about $2M
  •  They are no longer reviewed by grant category
  •  Electronic records policies and procedures
  •  Best practices for born digital documents
  •  Allow for smaller demonstration grants
  •  Consolidated the grant categories
  •  Changes to the point scoring system
  •  W/MBE requirements
  •  NY City must prioritize their grants
  •  Submit Standard Data Capture Form if a new CAO

If you have any additional questions about the LGRMIF Grant application or process you can contact

Biel’s anytime. You can also check out our blog and Twitter account for updates and tips!