Grant Recipients - Grantee Communications Kit

Fast Fact Sheet: Native American Library Services - Basic Grants and Basic Grants with Education/Assessment Option (2014)

Vital Statistics

Number of awards made: 237
Total amount awarded: $1,652,000

Program Statement

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.


“Tribal and Native Alaskan and Hawaiian libraries play a critical role in responding to the learning, informational, technological, and cultural needs of tribal people,” said IMLS Director Susan H. Hildreth.  “Whether for library staffing or collections development, early learning or lifelong learning, information literacy or workforce development, these grants will boost the capacity of these libraries and help them with many facets of their operations and services.”

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