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Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries

December 02, 2019

Application: FY 2020 Notice of Funding Opportunity (PDF 399KB)
Grant Amount: $10,000–$50,000
Grant Period: Two years
Cost Share Requirement: None

Program Overview:
Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries (APP) is a special initiative of the National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program. The goal of this initiative is to support projects that strengthen the ability of small and/or rural libraries and archives to serve their communities and to build grantee capacity through participation in a community of practice. IMLS invites applications that focus on the following topics:

  • transforming school library practice
  • community memory
  • digital inclusion

Eligibility: See the Notice of Funding Opportunity for eligibility criteria for this program.

FAQ: Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries:
Looking for some guidance about the Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries initiative? Here are some answers to a few of our most frequently asked questions.

Program Contacts:
If you have questions, we encourage you to contact the staff member listed under the category that best fits your project:

Community Memory Digital Inclusion School Libraries

Cynthia Landrum
Deputy Director

James Neal
Senior Program Officer

Jill Connors-Joyner
Senior Program Officer

If you have general questions, please contact

Grant Program Webinar: We invite you to watch a pre-application webinar to learn more about the program.

Learn more about accessing IMLS webinars at the bottom of the Events and Webinars page of the IMLS website.

*All grant programs are subject to the availability of funds and IMLS discretion.