Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
03/17/23 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations and government agencies to improve libraries and library services. Applicants must complete required registrations and submit a preliminary application prior to submitting a full proposal. Funding is intended to support planning projects, implementation projects, forum projects, and applied research projects.
The National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program (NLG-L) supports projects that address critical needs of the library and archives fields and have the potential to advance practice and strengthen library and archival services for the American public. Successful proposals will generate results such as new models, tools, research findings, services, practices, and/or alliances that can be widely used, adapted, scaled, or replicated to extend and leverage the benefits of federal investment.
The goals for this program are to generate projects of far-reaching impact that:
Throughout its work, IMLS places importance on diversity, equity, and inclusion. This may be reflected in an IMLS-funded project in a wide range of ways, including efforts to serve individuals of diverse geographic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; individuals with disabilities; individuals with limited functional literacy or information skills; individuals having difficulty using a library or museum; and underserved urban and rural communities, including children from families with incomes below the poverty line.
GrantWatch ID#: 147018
- Planning Grants $50,000 to $150,000
- Forum Grants $50,000 to $150,000
- Implementation Grants $50,000 to $1,000,000
- Applied Research Grants $50,000 to $750,000
Beginning Date of Period of Performance Projects must begin on August 1, 2023.
Grant Period: One to two years for Planning Grants and Forum Grants. One to three years for Implementation Grants and Applied Research Grants.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Contact Grants.gov at http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/support.html or call their help line at 1-800-518-4726 for assistance with software issues, registration issues, and technical problems.
All applicants to contact the member of the team whose portfolio most closely aligns with your proposal. Please be in touch early in the application process and prior to submitting an application.
Erin Barsan: email@example.com
- Archives and special collections
- Audiovisual collections
- Community archives
- Digital collections
- Digital preservation
Jill Connors-Joyner: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Diversifying the future library workforce
- Early learning
- Informal STEM learning and Making
- School libraries
- Young adult services
Sarah Fuller: email@example.com
- Community development
- Diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
- Population-specific programs and services
- Public health
- Workforce development
James Neal: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Civic technology
- Data privacy and security
- Digital inclusion
- Open educational resources
Dr. Ashley Sands: email@example.com
- Data curation
- Data science and AI
- Open infrastructures
- Scholarly communications
- Web archives
If you have general questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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