Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
05/01/19 11:59 PM ET
Grants starting at $10,000 to USA Indian tribes, Alaska native villages, regional corporations, and village corporations to advance the programs and services of eligible Native American libraries. Applicants should allow several weeks to complete the registration process to apply.
Successful Enhancement grant projects should result in measurable changes and outcomes, such as increased understanding, interest, and confidence among participants. Successful Enhancement grant projects support the activities described in 20 U.S.C. 9141, for example:
- Support for individuals’ needs for education, lifelong learning, workforce development, and digital literacy skills;
- Improvement of the quality of and access to library and information services; and
- Enhancement of the skills of the current library workforce and leadership.
Successful Enhancement grant projects will align with one of three project categories: Preservation and Revitalization; Educational Programming; or Digital Services.
- Preservation and Revitalization projects focus on the preservation and revitalization of Native American language and culture through use of efficient and effective strategies and incorporation of strategic partnerships. Activities include preservation of content of unique and specific value to the community, following established best practices and standards.
- Educational Programming projects include programs for library patrons and community-based users related to a specific topic or content area through development, implementation and evaluation of classes, events, tools, resources, and/or other services. Emphasis should be placed on the needs of learners and appropriate teaching and facilitation approaches and curriculum development.
- Digital Services projects feature activities dedicated to the establishment and refinement of digital services and programs related to infrastructure, platforms, and technology, in general. Proposals for digitization projects should include plans for preservation of and access to the resulting digital objects and/or implementing digital library tools to provide services to Native American communities.
For a list of generally allowable costs, see https://www.imls.gov/sites/default/files/fy19-ols-nag-enhancement-nofo.pdf#page=20
GrantWatch ID#: 165538
Expected amounts of individual awards: $10,000 - $150,000
Average amount of funding per award experienced in previous years: $132,500
The award period of performance would begin on September 1, 2019 and end no later than August 31, 2021.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online Application: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=NAG-ENHANCEMENT-FY19
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:
Stephen Mayeaux, Program Specialist
Chelsea Cole, Program Specialist
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