IMLS Calls for Native American Library Services Basic Grant Applications

by | Dec 18, 2009 | 0 comments

Application Deadline: March 1, 2010

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is accepting applications for the 2010 Native American Library Services Basic Grants program. Federally recognized tribes and Alaska Native villages and corporations may apply for these grants in either the Basic or the Basic with Education/Assessment Option categories.

These noncompetitive grants are designed to support traditional core library services in tribal communities across the country. The supplemental Education/Assessment Option provides funds for continuing education opportunities for library staff and on-site library assessments. In 2009, IMLS awarded 31 Basic Grants and 177 Basic Grants with the Education/Assessment Option to American Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages and corporations.

Please note that IMLS is publishing the Basic Grant guidelines separately from the competitive Enhancement Grant guidelines, which will be available in mid-January 2010. This will allow tribes that apply only for the Basic Grant to download application materials faster and access only what they need.

IMLS has scheduled an audio-conference call to give prospective applicants an opportunity to ask IMLS staff questions pertaining to Native American Library Services Basic Grant applications. This call will take place on January 11, 2010 at 4 pm ET. Please visit the website for more information closer to the call-in date. Contact Alison Freese, Senior Program Officer, at 202/653-4665 or with questions about this grant program. For more information, please go to:

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute’s mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development.

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