A heartfelt thank you to those who commented on the draft NHPRC grant programs over the past several weeks. We received close to 75 comments via this blog, emails, listservs, and letters, and the Commission members have seen all of them. The thoughtfulness and passion found in many of your comments ensures that the Commission can have a robust discussion and thorough consideration of the matters before it. In terms of process, the Commission will hold a working meeting in April via teleconference and its regular biannual meeting on Tuesday, May 13 at the National Archives in Washington, DC. So stay tuned as the 2015 grant programs are finalized in the coming weeks.
Be assured that we truly value the work of ALL NHPRC grantees whether based at the nation’s archives, historical documentary editing projects, or in the states. The projects we fund broaden and deepen public access to America’s records – both intellectual and physical access. We are constantly looking for ways to take advantage of the tools and technologies available that will facilitate the discovery and use of historical records and ensure a deeper understanding of our national heritage, and I am grateful that so many of you registered your commitment to these efforts through your comments