Fast Fact Sheet: Native American Library Services - Enhancement Grants (2012)
Number of applications received: 47
Number of awards made: 14
Total amount requested: $6,306,472
Total amount awarded: $1,644,268
Native American Library Services Enhancement Grants support projects that enhance existing library services or implement new ones. Preference is given to projects that expand services for learning in a variety of formats; provide users with access to information and resources through electronic networks and linkages; develop partnerships with other agencies and community-based organizations; or target services to users of diverse backgrounds and to underserved populations.
"These grants to Native American tribes and Alaska Native Villages support the full range of library activities. The funded projects will improve literacy, provide workforce assistance, preserve tribes’ cultural heritage, and enhance overall library services."
- IMLS Director Susan Hildreth
About the Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development. To learn more about the Institute, please visit www.imls.gov.