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Native American Library Services Grants Now Available

January 22, 2019 ET

Contact: Elizabeth Holtan
202-653-4799, eholtan@imls.gov

Native American Library Services Grants Now Available
Application Deadline is April 1, 2019

Washington, DC— The Institute of Museum and Library Services is now accepting applications for the Native American Library Services Basic Grants program through Monday, April 1, 2019.

Native American Library Services Basic Grants are one-year grants of $6,000 to $10,000, which can include $3,000 in eligible education and assessment activities or travel. The grants are available to federally recognized Native American tribes and Native Alaskan villages 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, fund salaries and training, provide internet connectivity and computers, or develop public and private partnerships with other agencies and community-based organizations, among other things.

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.

Application materials can be found on the grant program page.

To Learn More

Before applying, IMLS recommends interested applicants participate in the following webinars for Native American Basic Grants to learn more:

IMLS uses the Blackboard Collaborate system. For first-time users of Blackboard, please see the webinar page for technical information.

These events will also be recorded and made available on-demand on the IMLS website.

Program Contacts:

For questions about project activities, eligibility, and allowability of costs, contact:
Dr. Sandra Toro, Senior Program Officer
202-653-4662
storo@imls.gov

For questions about application requirements and deadlines, contact:
Chelsea Cole, Program Specialist
202-653-4719
ccole@imls.gov

Sarah Boonie, Program Specialist
202-653-4761
sboonie@imls.gov

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services
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Native American Library Services