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Native American Library Services: Basic Grant

Grants to USA Indian Tribes to Improve Library Resources and
Provide Professional Development Opportunities to Library Staff

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

Deadline Date:

04/16/21 11:59 PM ET Receipt

Description:

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Grants of up to $10,000 to USA Indian tribes to improve library resources and provide professional development opportunities to library staff. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to support federally recognized Native American tribes in improving core library services for their communities.

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.

Each award that IMLS makes through the Native American Library Services Basic Grants program will align with one of these agency-level goals and one of its associated objectives and will contribute meaningfully to the achievement of both program and agency-level goals.

  • Goal 1: Champion Lifelong Learning
    • Objective 1.1: Advance shared knowledge and learning opportunities for all.
    • Objective 1.2: Support the training and professional development of the museum and library workforce.
  • Goal 2: Strengthen Community Engagement
    • Objective 2.1: Promote inclusive engagement across diverse audiences.
    • Objective 2.2: Support community collaboration and foster civic discourse.
  • Goal 3: Advance Collections Stewardship and Access
    • Objective 3.1: Support collections care and management.
    • Objective 3.2: Promote access to museum and library collections.

For examples of generally allowable costs, see https://www.imls.gov/sites/default/files/2021-03/fy21-ols-nab-nofo.pdf#page=10.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 165537

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,900,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Expected amount of individual awards: $6,000-10,000.
- Average amount of funding per award experienced in previous years: $9,600

Term of Contract:

Anticipated period of performance: August 1, 2021 – July 31, 2022. Project activities may be carried out for one year.

Eligibility:

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for an award under this Native American Library Services Basic Grants Notice of Funding Opportunity, you must be a Federally recognized tribe.

Entities such as libraries, schools, tribal colleges, or departments of education are not eligible, although they may be involved in the administration of this program, and their staff may serve as project directors in partnership with an eligible applicant.

For the purpose of funding under this program, “Indian tribe” means any tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska native village, regional corporation, or village corporation (as defined in, or established pursuant to, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. § 1601 et seq.)), which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians. A list of eligible entities is available from the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

For funding restrictions, see https://www.imls.gov/sites/default/files/2021-03/fy21-ols-nab-nofo.pdf#page=10.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- All application materials must be received through Grants.gov by the application deadline, 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on April 16, 2021.
- Anticipated Date of Notification of Award Decisions: July 2021 (subject to the availability of funds and IMLS discretion)
- Beginning Date of Period of Performance: Projects must begin on August 1, 2021.

Before submitting an application, your organization must have a current and active Dun and Bradstreet Universal Numbering System (D-U-N-S®) Number or Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number a current and active System for Award Management (SAM) registration; and an active Grants.gov registration with an approved Authorized Organization Representative (AOR). Check your materials and registrations well in advance of the application deadline to ensure that they are accurate, current, and active. The Grants.gov multistep registration process generally cannot be completed in a single day. If you are not already registered, you should allow several weeks before the grant program deadline to complete this one-time process. Do not wait until the day of the application deadline to register.

An eligible applicant organization may submit only one application under this announcement.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331802
Pre-application webinar recording: https://www.imls.gov/webinars/fy-2021-native-american-library-services-basic-grants-applicant-webinar

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For questions about eligibility, your Library Services Plan and project activities, the Digital Product Form, or your Budget, including allowability of costs:
Anthony D. Smith, Associate Deputy Director
202-653-4716
asmith@imls.gov

For questions about application requirements and deadlines:

Sarah Boonie, Program Specialist
202-653-4761
sboonie@imls.gov

Maeve Coudrelle, Program Specialist
202-653-4725
mcoudrelle@imls.gov

Institute of Museum and Library Services
955 L'Enfant Plaza North, SW, Suite 4000
Washington, D.C. 20024-2135

Grants.gov Support:
Email: support@grants.gov
Call: 1-800-518-4726

CFDA Number:

45.311, see also 45.029

Funding or Pin Number:

NAG-BASIC-FY21

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

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