Application: The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for FY 2023 (PDF 531KB) is now available.
Grant Amount: $10,000 to $150,000
Application Due Date: April 3, 2023
Grant Period: Up to two years. Projects must begin September 1, 2023.
Cost Share Requirement: There are no requirements for cost sharing in this program.

Program Overview:
This program is designed to assist Native American tribes in improving core library services for their communities. Reflecting IMLS’s agency-level goals of championing lifelong learning, strengthening community engagement, and advancing collections stewardship and access, the goals for this program are to:

  • Improve digital services to support needs for education, workforce development, economic and business development, health information, critical thinking skills, and digital literacy skills.

  • Improve educational programs related to specific topics and content areas of interest to library patrons and community-based users.

  • Enhance the preservation and revitalization of Native American cultures and languages.

Eligibility: Federally recognized tribes are eligible to apply for funding under the Native American Library Services Enhancement Grant program. See the Notice of Funding Opportunity for eligibility criteria for this program.

Minimum Requirements of Library Service: To be eligible for this program, your organization must be able to document an existing library that meets, at a minimum, three basic criteria: (1) regularly scheduled hours, (2) staff, and (3) materials available for library users.

Program Contacts:
If you have questions, we encourage you to contact:

Jennifer Himmelreich
Senior Program Officer

Sheena Afoakwa
Program Specialist

Grant Program Webinars:
We invite you to watch a pre-application webinar to learn more about the FY 2023 Native American Library Services: Enhancement Grants program.

Learn more about accessing IMLS webinars at the bottom of the Webinars page of the IMLS website.

April 3, 2023