The Notice of Funding Opportunity (Grant Program Guidelines) for the current fiscal year is now available:
Access FY 2015 Notice of Funding Opportunity Online
Sample Library Services Plan (PDF, 223KB)
Read more about the Native American Library Services program on the IMLS website.
Grant Program Webinars:
We invite you to participate in a pre-application webinar on Tuesday, February 17 at 3:00pm ET to learn more about the program, ask questions, and listen to the questions and comments of other participants. Click here for instructions for participating.
Indian tribes, Alaska native villages, regional corporations, and village corporations are eligible to apply for funding under the Native American Library Services grant program. Entities such as libraries, schools, tribal colleges, or departments of education are not eligible applicants, although they may be involved in the administration of this program and their staff may serve as project directors, in partnership with an eligible applicant.
For purposes of funding under this program, "Indian tribe" means any tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska native village, regional corporation, or village corporation (as defined in, or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. § 1601 et seq.)), which is recognized by the Secretary of the Interior as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians. A list of eligible entities is available from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, except for the recognized Alaska native villages, regional corporations, and village corporations, which should refer to applicable provisions in the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, referenced above.
James Lonergan, Senior Library Program Officer
Mary Alice Ball, Senior Library Program Officer