National Digital Newspaper Program

Division of Preservation and Access

Grant Snapshot

Maximum award amount

$325,000

Open to

Organizations

Expected output

Web Resources;
Digitized Newspapers

Period of performance

Two years

Application available

Application due

Expected notification date

Project start date

The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress to create a national digital resource of historically significant newspapers published between 1690 and 1963, from all the states and U.S. territories. This searchable database will be permanently maintained at the Library of Congress (LC) and will be freely accessible online (see the Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers website).  An accompanying national newspaper directory of bibliographic and holdings information on the website directs users to newspaper titles available in all types of formats.  During the course of its partnership with NEH, LC will also digitize and contribute to the NDNP database a significant number of newspaper pages drawn from its own collections.

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Program Statistics

In the last five competitions this program received an average of
16
Applications
per year
This grant has a
80%
Funding Ratio
NEH made an average of
12
Awards
per year

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