Application: The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for FY 2021 (PDF, 391KB) is now available.
Grant Amount: $6,000 - $10,000
Application Due Date: April 16, 2021
Grant Period: One Year

Program Overview: This program is designed to assist Native American tribes in improving core library services for their communities. Reflecting IMLS’s agency-level goals of championing lifelong learning, strengthening community engagement, and advancing collections stewardship and access, the goals for this program are to:

  • Improve services for learning and accessing information in a variety of formats to support needs for education, workforce development, economic and business development, health information, critical thinking skills, digital literacy skills, and financial literacy and other types of literacy skills.

  • Enhance the skills of the current library workforce and leadership through training, continuing education, and opportunities for professional development.

Cost Share Requirements: There are no requirements for cost sharing in this program.

Eligibility: Federally recognized tribes are eligible to apply for funding under the Native American Library Services Basic Grants Program. See the Notice of Funding Opportunity for eligibility criteria for this program.

If you have questions, we encourage you to contact:

Maeve Coudrelle
Program Specialist
202-653-4715
mcoudrelle@imls.gov

Sheena Afoakwa
Program Specialist
202-653-4718
safoakwa@imls.gov

Grant Program Webinars:
We invite you to watch a pre-application webinar to learn more about the FY 2021 Native American Library Services: Basic Grants program.

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

Deadline
April 16, 2021