The State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) is the state level partner of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the State of Nevada.
These State Historical Advisory Boards are authorized under federal regulations governed the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (36 CFR Chapter 12). In this capacity, their primary responsibilities are to:
Develop, revise, and submit to the Commission a state plan including priorities for state historical records projects; and to
Review all grant proposals to NHPRC for state and local records projects within the state and make recommendations on these proposals to the Commission.
The Nevada State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) was created by statute in 1989 and was the first such Board created by law in the nation. SHRAB promotes the establishment and proper maintenance of archives and public records programs throughout the state. The governor appoints the Board consisting of the State Library, Archives and Public Records Administrator and public members to advise and make recommendations to the legislature.
Many SHRABs have moved beyond these advisory and coordination roles to develop and implement programs to address priorities for its state's historical records. A number of SHRABs have undertaken projects for statewide surveys, public awareness, education and training, and re-grants supported with NHPRC funds. SHRABs may also seek non-federal funding in support of such programs.
An important source of support for SHRAB-sponsored projects has been NHPRC'sState Board Programming Grantprogram (formerly the State and National Partnership (SNAP) Grant program). Since 2008, NHPRC has awarded over $4.5 million to 46 SHRABs for activities to strengthen historical records programs and build a national archival network.