July 28, 2005

Library Awarded Local Records Preservation Grant

Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan’s office announced this week that Scotland County Memorial Library received a Local Records Preservation Grant in the amount of $4,021. The grant will be used to purchase a microfilm reader/scanner.

The Local Records Preservation program was established in 1991 to support local public records management and preservation and has awarded nearly $5 million dollars since its inception. Grants provide funding up to a maximum of 70% of the total project cost.

“We are pleased to support this collaborative effort to work with local entities to protect important records for the benefit of our fellow citizens. Preserving these records is vital to maintaining our history and heritage,” said Carnahan.

A total of $373,246 was awarded to 54 counties, municipalities and school districts for the 2006 fiscal year.

The program is administered by the Local Records Division of the Missouri State Archives and is funded through user fees collected by Recorder of Deeds offices. Local governments and political subdivisions with taxing authority are eligible for the competitive grant program.

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