Fast Fact Sheet: Native American Library Services - Basic Grants and Basic Grants with Education/Assessment Option (2013)
Number of awards made: 242
Total amount awarded: $1,672,000
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.
"These small grants go a long way to help ensure libraries deliver core services for American Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages," said IMLS Director Susan Hildreth. "Libraries use the grants to buy library materials, fund salaries and training, provide Internet connectivity and computers, and much more to help meet the informational, educational, and cultural needs of tribal communities."
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