Grant Applicants
Native American Library Services: Basic Grants
Application:

The current grant application guidelines are not yet available.  They will be made available 60-90 days before the program deadline. Until then, last year’s guidelines are available as a reference.

Access FY 2014 Grant Program Guidelines Online

Sample Library Services Plan (PDF, 223KB)

Read more about the Native American Library Services program on the IMLS website.

 

Deadline: March 02, 2015
Grant Amount: Varies
Grant Period: Multiyear
Cost Share Requirement: None
Program Contact: Mary Alice Ball, AMLS, PhD, Senior Library Program Officer
202-653-4730
mball@imls.gov

Sarah Fuller, Library Program Specialist
202-653-4783
sfuller@imls.gov
 
Program Overview:

The Native American Library Services Basic Grant is noncompetitive and distributed in equal amounts among eligible applicants. Basic Grants are available to support existing library operations and to maintain core library services. The Education/Assessment Option is supplemental to the Basic Grants. It is also noncompetitive and must be requested. The purpose of the Education/Assessment Option is to provide funding for library staff to attend continuing education courses and training workshops on- or off-site, for library staff to attend or give presentations at conferences related to library services, and to hire a consultant for an on-site professional library assessment.

 
Eligibility:

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.

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