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2016/17 Provincial Archival Development Program (PADP)

The 2016/2017 Provincial Archival Development Program (PADP) is now up and running! The PADP offers a unique opportunity for CNSA Institutional members to receive funding for their archival projects, including:
– global preservation assessments and implementing preservation projects;
– arrangement and description projects of holdings related to underrepresented groups (or that nagging backlog of unprocessed records);
– projects that help to promote your archives as you seek to connect with new audiences.

The 2016-2017 applications are now available via the Nova Scotia Archives web site:
Please see the PADP guidelines for more details of eligible projects. The PADP program is funded and administered by the provincial government and Nova Scotia Archives, with the CNSA assisting in the adjudication of the program. This fund is available to support the good work of archives, so let’s make good use of it!
Some important dates to remember:
– Applications must be submitted to the Nova Scotia  Archives by 15 April 2016.
– Final reports for 2015/2016 PADP projects are to be submitted before 30 April 2016 in order to be eligible for this year’s program.
– The adjudication process will take place in early May 2016, with all applicants informed of the status of their applications by early June 2016.

We encourage all members contemplating an application to make contact with Jamie Serran, CNSA Archives Advisor: (902) 424-7093 or via email at: Jamie will be available to advise you throughout the process – she is a wonderful resource which members are encouraged to utilize!
As the Department of Communications, Culture and Heritage, and the provincial government proceed with budget preparations, it is anticipated that the PADP will again have $50,000 available to contribute to archival projects – a welcome boost to archives in Nova Scotia. However, this level of funding can only be confirmed after the budget is passed in the legislature.