Application: The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for FY 2021 (PDF, 391KB) is now available.
Grant Amount: $6,000 - $10,000
Application Due Date: April 16, 2021
Grant Period: One Year
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 services for learning and accessing information in a variety of formats to support needs for education, workforce development, economic and business development, health information, critical thinking skills, digital literacy skills, and financial literacy and other types of literacy skills.
Enhance the skills of the current library workforce and leadership through training, continuing education, and opportunities for professional development.
Cost Share Requirements: There are no requirements for cost sharing in this program.
Eligibility: Federally recognized tribes are eligible to apply for funding under the Native American Library Services Basic Grants Program. See the Notice of Funding Opportunity for eligibility criteria for this program.
If you have questions, we encourage you to contact:
For questions about eligibility, your Library Services Plan and project activities, the Digital Product Form, or your Budget, including allowability of costs:
Damien Frierson, PhD
For questions about application requirements and deadlines:
Grant Program Webinars:
We invite you to watch a pre-application webinar to learn more about the FY 2021 Native American Library Services: Basic Grants program.
Learn more about accessing IMLS webinars at the bottom of the Webinars page of the IMLS website.