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Welcome to the online application portal for the New York State Archives Documentary Heritage Grants Program. 
The Documentary Heritage Program (DHP) is a statewide program that provides financial support and guidance to not-for-profit organizations that hold, collect, and make available New York's historical records. Funding is available for projects that improve access to records documenting groups and topics traditionally under-represented in New York’s historical record.  The DHP funds projects to arrange and describe historical records as well as projects that identify and collect records of under-documented peoples and topics.
For detailed information about  DHP Grants, including an explanation of DHP’s Topical Priorities, visit the DHP Grant Guidelines and Resources and our Frequently Asked Questions.
For assistance with  the online application or for  more information about the DHP contact us at 518-474-6926. 
To apply for Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York (DHPSNY) Archival Needs Assessments, Preservation Surveys, or Strategic Planning Services visit
Prequalification requirement for all grant applicants
New York State has implemented a statewide prequalification requirement for not-for-profit organizations applying for grants. In order to be eligible to apply, all grant applicants (including DHP grant applicants) are required to prequalify using the New York State Grants Gateway. The prequalification registration process requests information about an organization’s capacity, legal compliance, and integrity. This process may take up to a few weeks to complete. Begin the prequalification registration process immediately if you are considering applying for a 2019-2020 DHP Grant.