The City of Lakesite in Hamilton County has received an $870 grant to help improve the storage conditions of and access to local government records.
"I am proud to award this grant to the City of Lakesite," Secretary of State Tre Hargett said. "Archives are important because they store and preserve historical records for our county and municipal governments. It is my hope that this grant will help the city with its archival development."
Since 1999, the Secretary of State's office has distributed $50,000 per year for about 10 to 15 program improvement grants to local government archives.
"Protecting and maintaining our historical documents is extremely important," Senator Bo Watson said. "I commend the City of Lakesite for applying for this grant and I know that the funds will be put to good use to help take care of our records."
"This is exciting news for the City of Lakesite," Representative Gerald McCormick said. "This grant will provide funding to buy equipment, supplies, and furnishings needed to preserve valuable local government records."
Grants are awarded for the following purposes:
•Purchase of archival supplies, equipment, or furnishings that directly help to salvage, restore, and preserve endangered permanent records of the county/municipality; •Purchase of supplies and equipment that directly help to achieve and maintain inventory control of permanent records so that they may be available for public inspection.