By: Press Release | Targeted News Service
The U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities has announced that it expects to award a cooperative agreement grant to support the creation of a national digital newspaper.
The award ceiling for this funding opportunity is $325,000.
This funding opportunity is open to state, county, city, township governments; and special district governments; private, public and state controlled institutions of higher education; Native American tribal governments; and nonprofits.
A funding opportunity notice from NEH states: “NDNP [National Digital Newspaper Program] is creating a national digital resource of historically significant newspapers published between 1836 and 1922, 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 via the Internet. 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. NEH intends to support projects in all states and U.S. territories, provided that sufficient funds allocated for this purpose are available. One organization within each U.S. state or territory will receive an award to collaborate with relevant state partners in this effort. Previously funded projects will be eligible to receive supplements for continued work, but the program will give priority to new projects. In particular, the program will give priority to projects from states and territories that have not received NDNP funding.”
The funding opportunity number is 20140115-PJ (CFDA 45.149). The application closing date is Jan. 15, 2014.
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