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Writing Your Way to Cash – Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board

October 14, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm


The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB) with support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), is offering a FREE workshop on crafting successful grant proposals to NHPRC. Learn the process step by step from the moment the lightbulb goes off in your head about a great idea for what you could accomplish with grant money through final submission and response to NHPRC questions during its review. Learn about NHPRC’s revised grant program launching in FY 2017. Draft a for-practice grant proposal.

Lunch will be included!

10:00am – 2:30pm, registration at 9:30am
Muskingum University
Roberta A. Smith Library Room 007

To register, send email by October 11 to: statearchives@ohiohistory.org with:

  • Name(s)
  • Email Address(es)
  • Phone Number(s)
  • Instituion/Agency

Traveling from a distance on your own dime?

Travel reimbursements based on round-trip mileage are available first-come, first-served. To apply for the reimbursement, send your name, email address, phone number, city traveling from, and round-trip mileage estimate to statearchives@ohiohistory.org. Reimbursements will be awarded at $0.52/mile, and will be limited to one per office.


Contact Fred Previts, OHRAB State Coordinator, at fprevits@ohiohistory.org or 614-297-2536.


  • 9:30-10:00 Registration
  • 10:00-10:15 Welcome, Introductions, Overview
  • 10:15-10:30 Break Out Exercise! What’s Your Big Idea?
  • 10:45-11:15 Navigating OHRAB, NHPRC and Grant.gov
  • 11:15-11:30 The Application: Getting Started
  • 11:30-11:45 Break Out Exercise!
  • 11:45-12:00 The Application: Details
  • 12:00-12:45 Lunch
  • 12:45-1:00 The Application: More Details!
  • 1:00-1:15 Break Out Exercise!
  • 1:15-1:30 Budgets and Work Plans
  • 1:30-2:00 Break Out Exercise! The Final Pitch
  • 2:00-2:15 Things to Remember: Do’s and Don’ts
  • 2:15-2:30 Wrap Up, Q & A
  • 2:30 Awarding of the Big Idea Grant!

Big Idea Grant Proposal

Workshop participants will individually, in pairs, or in small groups, draft proposals for a mini-grant of ten dollars. Proposals will be evaluated based on their clarity in describing the problem grant money will address, how they will use the funds, how they will demonstrate success and how they will disseminate grant products. Proposals will be independently evaluated by an ad-hoc Commission during the discussion, after which the winner will be announced. Winning proposal will be awarded a crisp ten-dollar bill.

Sponsoring Organizations


The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board’s (OHRAB) mission is to serve the people of Ohio by advocating, nurturing, and advising programs that identify, preserve, and provide access to their documentary heritage, which enriches the culture and protects the rights of Ohioans.


The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), a statutory body affiliated with the National Archives and Records Administration, administers a grant program that supports activities relating to historical records. NHPRC encourages efforts to preserve and make available records for use.


October 14, 2016
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Muskingum University
163 Stormont St
New Concord, OH 43762 United States
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Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board
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