IMLS Calls for 2010 Native American Library Services Enhancement Grant Applications

January 29, 2010
 
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

IMLS Press Contacts
202-653-4632
Jeannine Mjoseth, jmjoseth@imls.gov
Mamie Bittner, mbittner@imls.gov

Application Deadline: May 3, 2010

Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is accepting applications for the 2010 Native American Library Services Enhancement Grants program. Federally-recognized tribes and Alaska Native villages and corporations may apply for these grants to improve existing library services or implement new services, particularly as they relate to the goals of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

In 2009, IMLS supported 208 tribes with the noncompetitive Native American Library Services Basic Grants and an additional 17 tribes with Enhancement Grants, for a total of $3.4 million. These tribes developed a wide array of library-related projects, from providing new services to outlying reservation communities and promoting healthy lifestyles through new programs and materials, to creating pre-literacy programs for preschool children, their parents, and caregivers. This year, IMLS hopes to serve even more tribes with this important grant program.

IMLS has scheduled a webinar to give prospective applicants an opportunity to ask IMLS staff questions pertaining to Native American Library Services Enhancement Grant applications. This webinar will take place on March 8, 2010, at 4:00 pm ET. Please visit the website for more information closer to the webinar date.

Please contact Alison Freese, Senior Program Officer, at 202/653-4665 or afreese@imls.gov with questions about this grant program.

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services
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