DLG Subgranting program


To broaden partner participation in the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG), DLG is soliciting proposals for historic digitization projects costing up to $7500 in DLG services from non-profit Georgia cultural heritage institutions. Applicants must be organizations. We encourage community-based archives to apply. Project metadata will be included in the DLG portal, EBSCO Discovery Services, and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Projects may include the reformatting of textual materials (not including newspapers), graphic materials, or audio-visual materials. The proposal deadline for the next funding cycle is April 5, 2024. Applicants should have materials prepared for a project start date of July 1, 2024.

Selection of materials or collections to digitize will be made in accordance with the DLG's Collection Development Policy and will depend on the availability of resources and funding. Applications will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

A committee consisting of DLG, Georgia Public Library Service Archival Services and Digital Initiatives, Georgia Humanities Council, and Georgia Council for the Arts staff and representatives of GHRAC and the DLG partner community will determine awards. Awards committee members will recuse themselves from review of a proposal should a conflict of interest exist. 

For textual and graphic materials, digitization and descriptive services will be performed by DLG staff. In the case of audio-visual collections, digitization will be outsourced to a vendor. Partners are responsible for transporting materials to and from the DLG or for costs associated with shipping to and from vendors.

Nominated materials must have clear rights statements and documentation. Any metadata created will be shared under a Creative Commons License Public Domain License (CC0), through the DLG's portal, EBSCO Discovery Services, and the DPLA.

To apply,  submit a 2 MB or smaller zip file that contains all of the following to our proposal submission form (you will need a gmail account) by April 5, 2023:

Important dates





Chase Street PTO Scrapbooks

Digitization of 17 scrapbooks and one photo album of the Athens-based  Chase Street Elementary School's Parent Teacher Organization from 1926 to the early 2000s. 

John Burrison Folklore Archives Collection

Digitization  of oral history interviews created between Fall 1973 and Fall 1977 by Georgia State University folklore students that discuss Southern crafts, storytelling, superstitions, jokes, remedies, songs and ballads, and traditions.

Leo M. Frank Collections

Digitization of the Leo Frank materials that highlight the social tensions of the early 1900s in Georgia and emphasize the political strife experienced by political actors who stood up for Leo Frank’s innocence. 

DeKalb County plat map books, years 1912-1936

Digitization and description of DeKalb County plat map books that detail the various subdivisions, streets, and property owner names throughout DeKalb County during the period from 1912 to 1936. 

Folk Pottery Project

Digitization and description of the Folk Pottery Museum Collection, composed of more than 300 ceramic objects created by Georgia folk potters dating from the mid-19th-century until today.

The Island Ford Baptist Church Historic Documents, Buford, Georgia Collection 

(Suwanee Creek Chapter, NSDAR Historic Preservation Project)

Digitization and description of the records of Sugar Hill's earliest church, Island Ford Baptist Church, dating from  1833 to 1917, that include references to enslaved individuals and personal histories of early settlers of Gwinnett County.  

Suwanee First United Methodist Church Historic Documents

Digitization and description of the records of the first church established in Suwanee, Georgia that document church life and  the congregation's marriages, baptisms, and deaths from the 1880s through the 1950s.


African American Funeral Programs, 1960-2022 collection, primarily from Evans County, dating from the early 1960s to the present.