Delaware to get records management funds
State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mount Hope) announced that the New York State Archives, in conjunction with the Local Government Advisory Council, has awarded grants to a variety of Delaware County organizations. The funding will be used for the improvement of records management systems to better serve the public.
“Information is vital to each and everyone of us on a daily basis,” stated Senator Bonacic. “Our local organizations, governments and school districts collect, store and relate a variety of information that we depend on.”
Senator Bonacic continued, “In Delaware County, funding has been awarded to the Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation District, the Sidney and Franklin school districts, as well as Otsego-Delaware-Schoharie-Greene BOCES through the Documentary Heritage Program and the Local Government Records Grant Program.” The grants range from approximately $12,000 to $46,300.
“These school districts and the Soil and Water Conservation District process thousands of pieces of information documenting events and transactions,” Bonacic said. “Improving their records management not only serves the public better, but also ensures that the rich and diverse history of our region of New York State is preserved.”
“I am pleased New York State is providing funds to assist local governments in records management. This will enable them to serve the public more efficiently without placing the costs on already overburdened property taxpayers,” concluded Senator Bonacic.