Grant Applicants
Native American Library Services: Basic Grants
Application:

Grant program guidelines for FY2014 are now available.

Access FY 2014 Grant Program Guidelines Online

Sample Library Services Plan (PDF, 223KB)

Webinar with Program Staff:
We invite you to participate in this pre-application webinar to learn more about the Native American Library Services: Basic Grants program, ask questions of IMLS staff members, and listen to the questions and comments of other participants.

The webinar for the FY14 Native American Library Services: Basic Grants program will occur on January 21, 2014, at 3 PM (Eastern). Click here to join the webinar. See Grant Program Guidelines for additional webinar details.

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

 

Deadline: March 03, 2014
Grant Amount: Varies
Grant Period: Multiyear
Cost Share Requirement: None
Program Contact: Robert Horton, Associate Deputy Director for Library Services
202-653-4660
rhorton@imls.gov

Mary Sellers, Library Program Specialist
202-653-4689
msellers@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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