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IMLS Accepting Applications for Native American Library Services Basic Grants

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Contact
Giuliana Bullard, 202-653-4799
gbullard@imls.gov

CORRECTION:  The version of the release issued on 3/1/2017 incorrectly stated the due date.  The correct due date is Monday, April 3, 2017.

IMLS Accepting Applications for Native American Library Services Basic Grants

Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is accepting grant applications for libraries and archives that serve Native Americans. Applications for Native American Library Services Basic Grants are due by April 3, 2017.

Native American Library Services Basic Grants are small one-year grants of $6,000, or $7,000 if the education/assessment option is included. The grants are non-competitive and are available to federally recognized Native American tribes and Native Alaskan villages. They are designed to support the basic operations of tribal and Native village libraries. They may be used to buy library materials, fund salaries and training, provide Internet connectivity and computers, or develop public and private partnerships with other agencies and community-based organizations.

The Education/Assessment Option is supplemental to the Basic Grants. It is also noncompetitive and must be requested. The Education/Assessment Option provides funding for tribal library staff to attend library-related continuing education courses or training workshops; attend or give presentations at conferences related to library services; and hire a consultant for an onsite professional library assessment.

Application materials for these grants can be found on the IMLS Native American Library Services Basic Grant webpage.

To Learn More

To learn more about applying for the Native American Library Services Basic Grant Program, participate in one of our webinars:

  • Monday, March 6, at 2:00 p.m. EST
  • Thursday, March 9, at 3:00 p.m. EST

IMLS is using the Blackboard Collaborate system (version 12.6). If you are a first-time user of Blackboard, click here to check your system compatibility and configure your settings. More information about joining the webinar is available on the IMLS Events and Webinars webpage.

For more information about Native American Library Services Basic Grant program, please contact: NALSHelp@imls.gov.

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. IMLS is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and approximately 35,000 museums. Our mission has been to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. For the past 20 years, our grant making, policy development, and research has helped libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Programs: 
Native American Library Services