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Grant Awards Announcement: Native American Library Services Enhancement Program

Thursday, September 15, 2011


IMLS Press Contacts
Natasha Marstiller,
Mamie Bittner,

Washington, DC— The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced today 15 awards totaling $2,010,695 matched with $965,369 of non-federal funds  for Native American Library Services Enhancement Program Grants. IMLS received 45 applications requesting $5,588,368 in funds.

"Tribal libraries across Indian Country have supported literacy, workforce development, lifelong learning, and the love of reading for many years," said Susan Hildreth, IMLS Director.   "As demonstrated by the Enhancement Grant projects announced today, they are now transforming themselves into important centers for the preservation and dissemination of Native language, history, and culture from their own perspective."

Click here to view the list of funded projects.

For more information about this funding opportunity including program guidelines and contacts, please visit

Use the IMLS grants search tool to view our archive of grants awarded by the Institute. Search grants by grant name, institution, or project type.

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