Call For Proposals and Review Panelists for DLG 2022-2023 Subgrants

DLG 2022-2023 Subgrant Call For Proposals

The Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) is soliciting proposals for historic digitization projects costing up to $7500 in DLG services from non-profit Georgia cultural heritage institutions. 

A couple of significant changes that we have made to this year’s call is removing the requirement that applicant organizations be open to the public and that their collections be available for public research either by appointment or through regular hours. We made these changes to encourage applications from community-based archives.

The rest of the grant remains the same: project metadata will be included in the DLG portal ( and the Digital Public Library of America ( 

Projects may include reformatting textual materials (not including newspapers), graphic materials, or audio-visual materials. 

Applicants should have materials prepared for a project start date of July 1, 2022. For more information about the program and application materials, go to the DLG subgrant program homepage for applicants.


The 2022-2023 subgrant applicant timeline is as follows:

  • February 17, 2 pm subgrant webinar
  • February 21, 9 am-noon, subgrant virtual office hours
  • February 22, 9 am-noon, subgrant virtual office hours
  • April 1, 2022 subgrant proposals due



DLG 2022-2023 Subgranting Review Panelists

We seek two review panelists for our FY 2022/2023 subgranting program. 

These reviewers will join DLG and GPLS staff and representatives of the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council (GHRAC) and the Humanities Council in selecting subgranting projects. 

Reviewers will have approximately three weeks to review the proposals before meeting virtually on May 10 to determine the program’s awardees for FY 2022/2023. 

To apply, please complete our application form by February 22.

Awards committee members will recuse themselves from reviewing a proposal should a conflict of interest exist.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions at


Historic Georgian African American newspapers dating from 1886-1926 are now available freely online, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

The Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) is pleased to announce that it has completed the digitization of two historically significant Georgia African American newspapers as part of a National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The digital images will be included in the Library of Congress’ newspaper site: Chronicling America and the DLG’s own site: Georgia Historic Newspapers (GHN),

“NEH grants help strengthen and sustain American cultural life, in communities, at museums, libraries, and historic sites, and in classrooms,” said former NEH Chairman Jon Parrish Peede. “As the nation prepares to commemorate its 250th anniversary in 2026, NEH is proud to help lay the foundations for public engagement with America’s past by funding projects that safeguard cultural heritage and advance our understanding of the events, ideas, and people that have shaped our nation.”

The newspapers include:

Featured images:

Savannah Tribune of November 10, 1888, celebrates Republican Benjamin Harrison’s presidential victory:

Athens Republique of January 7, 1922, covers Athens’ 59th Anniversary of Emancipation celebration and looks back on Booker T. Washington’s legacy:

The GHN website also includes several other African American newspaper titles published in Georgia ranging from 1867-2018 that were digitized as part of previous grant-funded projects. These titles can be browsed through at

African American newspapers from across the country can be found in the Chronicling America website at

About the National Endowment for the Humanities 

Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at:

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