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Native American Library Services: Enhancement Grants

May 17, 2017
Grant Info: 

Application: The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for FY 2017 is now available.
Program Overview: Enhancement Grant projects may enhance existing library services or implement new library services.
Grant Amount: $10,000 to $150,000
Cost Share Requirement: None
Grant Period: Up to two years
Eligibility: Indian tribes, Alaska native villages, regional corporations, and village corporations are eligible to apply for funding under the Native American Library Services grant program. Entities such as libraries, schools, tribal colleges, or departments of education are not eligible applicants, although they may be involved in the administration of this program and their staff may serve as project directors, in partnership with an eligible applicant.

For purposes of funding under this program, "Indian tribe" means any tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska native village, regional corporation, or village corporation (as defined in, or established pursuant to, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.)), which is recognized by the Secretary of the Interior as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians. A list of eligible entities is available from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, except for the recognized Alaska native villages, regional corporations, and village corporations, which should refer to applicable provisions in the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, referenced above.

Note: Enhancement Grant applications are eligible for review only if you will have an active Native American Library Services Basic Grant in the same fiscal year.

Program Contacts:
For questions about project activities, eligibility, and allowability of costs, contact:

Dr. Sandra Toro, Senior Program Officer

For questions about application requirements and deadlines, contact:

Aly DesRochers, Program Specialist

Grant Program Webinars: We invite you to participate in a pre-application webinar to learn more about the program and ask questions.

  • Monday, April 3, 2017,  3-4 pm EST
  • Thursday, April 6, 2017, 2-3 pm EST