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ARCHIVED: National Leadership Grants for Libraries - FY16 Notice of Funding Opportunity

F. Award Administration Information

How will we be notified about the results of the grant process?

Official Award Notifications for Grants and Cooperative Agreements will be sent electronically. The award packet sent to the Authorized Representative/Authorizing Official will contain the following:

  • cover letter(s)
  • the Official Award Notifications for Grants and Cooperative Agreements
  • links to the applicable documents, including general terms and conditions, reporting forms, etc.

The Project Director will receive the following:

  • copies of the cover letter(s)
  • a copy of the Official Award Notifications for Grants and Cooperative Agreements
  • links to the applicable documents, including general terms and conditions, reporting forms, etc.
  • when appropriate for a particular funding category, reviewer comments

Applicants who do not receive awards will be notified at the same time.

What is the award period of performance?

The award period of performance will run from the first day of the month in which project activities are undertaken and will end on the last day of the month in which these activities are completed.

What are the administrative and national policy requirements?

Organizations that receive IMLS grants or cooperative agreements are subject to the IMLS General Terms and Conditions for IMLS Discretionary Awards and the IMLS Assurances and Certifications. Organizations that receive IMLS funding must be familiar with these requirements and comply with applicable law.

As an applicant for federal funds, you must certify that you are responsible for complying with certain nondiscrimination, debarment and suspension, drug-free workplace, and lobbying laws. These are set out in more detail, along with other requirements, in the Assurances and Certifications. By signing the application form, which includes the Assurances and Certifications, you certify that you are in compliance with these requirements and that you will maintain records and submit any reports that are necessary to ensure compliance. Your failure to comply with these statutory and regulatory requirements may result in the suspension or termination of your grant and require you to return funds to the government.

What are the reporting requirements?

Reports are due according to the reporting schedule that accompanies your Official Award Notification for Grants and Cooperative Agreements. Please note that recipients must submit performance reports in the format defined by the IMLS; both interim and final performance reports may be accessible on the IMLS website to support the agency’s commitment to open government, to engage the public in communities of practice and to inform application development and grant making strategies.

For details and forms, please see the Grants Administration page.

What do I need to know about acknowledgement of IMLS support?

Read more about acknowledgement of IMLS support.

What do I need to know about sharing IMLS-supported work products and copyright, and management of digital assets produced with IMLS support?

Read more about sharing IMLS-supported work products and copyright, and management of digital assets produced with IMLS support.