Application: The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for FY 2024 (PDF, 468KB) is now available.
Grant Amount: $6,000 - $10,000
Application Due Date: March 1, 2024
Grant Period: One Year
Cost Share Requirement: None
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.
Eligibility: Federally recognized tribes including any Alaska native village, regional corporation, or village corporation, that offers library services to its community are eligible to apply for funding under the Native American Library Services Basic Grants Program.
- Such services may include, but are not limited to, providing free access to books; print and electronic media; research databases; job, employment, and career resources; help from librarians; space for reading, studying, and meeting; and free events and activities such as programs, classes, and cultural events for people of all ages. See the Notice of Funding Opportunity for eligibility criteria for this program.
IMLS recognizes the potential for valuable contributions to the overall goals of the Native American Library Services Basic Grant Program by entities that do not meet the eligibility requirements above. Although such entities may not serve as the lead applicant organization, they are encouraged to participate in projects as partners. Such entities may, for example, assist the lead applicant with project activities.
If you have questions, we encourage you to contact:
Senior Program Officer
Grant Program Webinars:
We invite you to watch a pre-application webinar to learn more about the FY 2024 Native American Library Services: Basic Grants program.