IMLS Calls for 2011 Native American Library Services
Basic Grant Applications
Application Deadline: March 1, 2011
Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is accepting applications for the 2011 Native American Library Services Basic Grant program. Federally recognized Indian 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 existing library operations and maintain 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 2010, IMLS awarded 31 Basic Grants and 190 Basic Grants with Education/Assessment Option to 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 are anticipated to be available in January 2011. The Enhancement Grant deadline will be May 2, 2011. An eligible entity must apply for a Basic Grant in order to be eligible for the Enhancement Grant competition.
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 19, 2011, from 4:00 to 5:00 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about this grant program.
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