National Digital Newspaper Program
Division of Preservation and Access
THE DEADLINE FOR THIS CYCLE HAS PASSED.
Updated guidelines will be posted in advance of the next deadline. In the meantime, please use these guidelines to get a sense of what is involved in assembling an application.
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The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress (LC) to create a national digital resource of historically significant newspapers published between 1690 and 1963, from all the states and U.S. jurisdictions. This searchable database will be permanently maintained at LC and will be freely accessible online (see the Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers website). The accompanying US 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.
Read the Notice of Funding Opportunity to ensure you understand the expectations and restrictions for projects delivered under this grant and are prepared to write the most effective application.
National Digital Newspaper Program Notice of Funding Opportunity, 2023 (PDF)
National Digital Newspaper Program Grants.gov Application Package
NDNP Web Site (hosted by Library of Congress)
Technical Guidelines (hosted by Library of Congress) (PDF)
List of National Digital Newspaper Program awards, 2019-2022
Sample Narrative for Applicants Seeking Rounds 1-3 Funding
Boston Public Library, Massachusetts Digital Newspaper Project
Sample Narrative for Applications Seeking Subsequent Funding
Montana Historical Society, Montana Digital Newspaper Project
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