December 1, 2022

Accepting Applications for 2023 Native American Library Services Basic Grants
Application Deadline is March 1, 2023

Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services is now accepting applications for Native American Library Services Basic grants through March 1, 2023.

Native American Library Services Basic grants are noncompetitive one-year grants of $6,000 to $10,000, which can include up to $3,000 in eligible professional education and assessment activities or travel. The grants are available to federally recognized Native American tribes and Native Alaskan villages, corporations, and regional corporations and are designed to support existing operations and maintain core services of tribal and Native village libraries.

Grants may be used to buy library materials, renew subscriptions, fund salaries and training, provide internet connectivity and computers, or purchase library furnishings, for example.

Libraries may request up to $3,000 for staff to attend library courses or training workshops; attend or present at conferences related to library services; or hire consultants for onsite professional library assessments.

Potential applicants can learn more about the FY 2023 application process in an on-demand webinar. Application materials can be found on the grant program page. For more information, please visit the IMLS website.

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