Fast Fact Sheet: National Leadership Grants for Libraries (2014)
National Leadership Project Grants support projects that advance the ability of museums, archives, and libraries to preserve culture, heritage, and knowledge, contribute to building 21st century technology infrastructure and information technology services, and support the education of the next generation with 21st century knowledge and skills while creating a world-class workforce.
Vital Statistics - Project Grants
Number of applicants: 98
Number of grants awarded: 19
Total dollar amount requested: $10,900,000
Total dollar amount awarded: $6,969,176
Total dollar of matching: $6,617,240
Vital Statistics - Planning Grants
Number of applicants: 46
Number of grants awarded: 12
Total dollar amount requested: $2,290,219
Total dollar amount awarded: $585,137
Total dollar of matching: $338,392
National Leadership Grants for Libraries support projects that address challenges faced by the library and archive fields. Successful projects have the potential to improve library services nationwide. Grantees generate results such as new tools, research findings, models, services, practices, or alliances that can be widely used, adapted, scaled, or replicated to extend the benefits of federal investment.
“Libraries are changing to meet the evolving learning, social, and informational landscapes of their communities. These grants reflect truly creative thinking by library and archive professionals—along with their university, professional association, and local government partners—that will ensure the continued role of libraries as community anchors for generations to come,” said IMLS Director Susan H. 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 35,000 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.