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Of the People: Widening the Path seeks to add and amplify the stories of people whose voices have traditionally been minimized through programs supporting innovative exploration and engagement with Library collections.

  • Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) The Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) is part of the Library’s Of the People: Widening the Path program with support from the Mellon Foundation. This four-year program provides financial and technical support to individuals, institutions and organizations to create imaginative projects using the Library’s digital collections and centering one or more of the following groups: Black, Indigenous, Hispanic or Latino, Asian American and Pacific...
  • CCDI Artist/Scholar in Residence Application The Artist/Scholar in Residence program support the creation of new scholarly and/or artistic works that will deepen the connection between the Library of Congress and the lives and perspectives of Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color through new or re-imagined uses of technology.
  • CCDI Grant for Higher Education Application The Grant for Higher Education supports minority serving higher education institutions in the development of projects that use Library of Congress digital materials and that center one or more of the following groups: Black, Indigenous, Hispanic or Latino, Asian American and Pacific Islander, and/or other communities of color in the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, territories and commonwealths (Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana...
  • CCDI Grant for Libraries, Archives, Museums Application The Grant for Libraries, Archives, Museums provides support to libraries, archives, and museums that use Library of Congress materials to create projects that center one or more of the following groups: Black, Indigenous, Hispanic or Latino, Asian American and Pacific Islander, and/or other communities of color in the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, territories and commonwealths (Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam,...
  • 2024 CCDI Recipients The Library of Congress is pleased to announce the second cohort of CCDI Artists/Scholars-in-Residence and the third cohort of CCDI Higher Education and Libraries, Archives, and Museums awardees. The recipients will work on their projects from November 2023 to November 2024 and December 2023 to December 2024, respectively.
  • 2023 CCDI Recipients The Library of Congress is pleased to announce the second cohort of CCDI Higher Education and Libraries, Archives, and Museums awardees. The recipients will work on their projects from April 2023 to April 2024.
  • 2022 CCDI Recipients On May 4, 2022, the Library of Congress announced the inaugural recipients of CCDI’s Higher Education; Libraries, Archives and Museums; and Artist/Scholar in Residence awards.
  • CCDI Interns The Connecting Communities Digital Initiative regularly hosts interns that support the initiative's mission. This page provides summaries of their projects.
  • CCDI Advisory Board Nine experts in technology, cultural memory, libraries and archives have signed on to serve as the advisory board for the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative, a key component of the new initiative Of the People: Widening the Path at the Library of Congress.