If 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 http://www.loc.gov/ndnp/awards/.
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 http://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/national-digital-newspaper-program. The deadline for submitting proposals is January 12, 2017.
For more program information, please visit the NEH’s program page at http://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/national-digital-newspaper-program or for technical information, visit the LC site at http://www.loc.gov/ndnp/.