Funding Agency

IMLS - Native American Library Services: Enhancement Grants


Funding Agency

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)


Federal Agency

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

Agency Overview

The mission of IMLS is to advance, support, and empower America‚Äôs museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development.

Program Name

IMLS - Native American Library Services: Enhancement Grants


Program Overview

Native American Enhancement grants are competitive grants available to carry out activities, described in 20 U.S.C. 9141, that advance the programs and services of eligible Native American libraries. Project categories include:

  • 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.

Eligibility: Indian tribes are eligible to apply for funding under the Native American Library Services Enhancement Grant program. See the Notice of Funding Opportunity for eligibility criteria for this program.

Agency Contact

If you're looking for a specific employee, please check the Leadership and Staff Directory or call us at: (202) 653-IMLS (4657).

Program Purpose
  • Planning (e.g., feasibility)
  • Broadband Infrastructure (e.g., construction)
  • Broadband Adoption
  • Digital Skills Training
  • Public Computer Access
  • Evaluation
  • Research
  • Broadband Financing
Eligible Recipients
  • Tribal Entities

Agency Contact

If you're looking for a specific employee, please check the Leadership and Staff Directory or call us at: (202) 653-IMLS (4657).

FY2020 Funding Amount

$1,200,000

Additional Information

Notice of Funding Opportunity: https://www.imls.gov/sites/default/files/fy20-ols-nag-enhancement-nofo.pdf

Wi-Fi hotspots are an eligible expense for communities.

Brief Program Description

Native American Enhancement grants are competitive grants available to carry out activities, described in 20 U.S.C. 9141, that advance the programs and services of eligible Native American libraries.

Agency
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

Funding Name IMLS - Native American Library Services: Enhancement Grants

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