WASHINGTON, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services is now accepting applications for the Native American Library Services Basic grants program through April 1, 2020.
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 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, 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.
For questions about project activities, eligibility, and allowability of costs, contact:
Dr. Sandra Toro, Senior Program Officer
For questions about application requirements and deadlines, contact:
Chelsea Cole, Program Specialist
Sarah Boonie, Program Specialist
Photo Credit: Aaniiih Nakoda College Library