National Endowment for the Humanities Announces Guidelines for 2017 National Digital Newspaper Program Grants

neh_logoIf your genealogy society, library, or archive would like to digitize some of its newspaper holdings and make them available online, financial help may be available. The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) is accepting applications for financial grants to digitize historically-significant public domain newspapers published in U.S. states and territories.

This program is jointly sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC). Each award supports a 2-year project to digitally convert 100,000 newspaper pages from that state’s collections for contribution to the Chronicling America website, maintained by the LC. For a list of current participants, see

Previous award recipients include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Grant guidelines for 2017 are now available at The deadline for submitting proposals is January 12, 2017.

For more program information, please visit the NEH’s program page at or for technical information, visit the LC site at

One Comment

Although I don;t like the idea of competing with each other for limited funds I encourage everybody to apply. Not long ago I learned that the subscription newspaper sites I pay for have lured me into subscribing have as few as one issue per month of the papers I want to look out so that they can meet the minimum standards of the law for stating they have the paper I want. This is really false advertising so I hope that chronicling america will someday have every issue of every paper in america.


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