Application: The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for FY 2023 (PDF, 487KB) is now available.
Grant Amount: $6,000 - $10,000
Application Due Date: March 1, 2023
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.

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.

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: Basic Grants program.

March 1, 2023