Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
03/17/23 11:59 PM ET
Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations and state and local government agencies to enhance libraries through the professional development and training of library employees. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to submitting a full application and should register online several weeks before applying.
The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21) supports the development of a diverse workforce of librarians and archivists in order to meet the information needs of their communities by enhancing the training and professional development of library and archives professionals; developing faculty and information leaders; and recruiting, educating, and retaining the next generation of library and archives professionals.
The goals for this program are to generate projects of broad 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.
For more information on project types, see: https://www.imls.gov/sites/default/files/2022-07/fy23-ols-lb21-nofo.pdf#page=7
For information on allowable costs, see: https://www.imls.gov/sites/default/files/2022-07/fy23-ols-lb21-nofo.pdf#page=25
GrantWatch ID#: 162207
- Planning Grants: $50,000 - $150,000
- Forum Grants: $50,000 - $150,000
- Implementation Grants: $50,000 - $1,000,000
- Early Career Research Development: $50,000 - $750,000
- Applied Research Grants: $50,000 - $750,000
August 1, 2023 – July 31, 2026. Project activities may be carried out for one to three years, based on the selected project type.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For general questions, please contact email@example.com.
The funding source encourages all applicants to contact the member of the team whose portfolio most closely aligns with your proposal. In order for the funding source to best support you, please be in touch early in the application process and prior to submitting an application.
Erin Barsan (Archives and special collections, Audiovisual collections, Community archives, Digital collections, Digital preservation)
Jill Connors-Joyner (Early learning, Young adult services, Informal STEM learning, Making, School Libraries)
Sarah Fuller (Community development, Workforce development, Services for immigrants and refugees, Public health)
James Neal (Broadband, Digital inclusion, Open educational resources, Data privacy and security, Archives and special collections, Community archives)
Ashley Sands, PhD (Research data management, Scholarly communications, Open infrastructures, Digital collections, and Digital preservation)
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