Agency: Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS); Program: 2016 Native American Library Services Basic Grants Program (CFDA Number: 45.311) (Funding Opportunity Number: NAG-BASIC-FY16); Eligibility: Nonprofits primarily serving and representing Native Americans, Alaska native villages (projects which address the needs of underserved urban and rural communities, including children-from birth through age 17-are encouraged); Funding: $2 million for 267 awards (no match required); Deadline: April 1.
Summary: Funding supports improvement of services at tribal libraries. These grants fund projects to improve library services or implement new services. They can also be used to expand services for learning and access to information and educational resources in a variety of formats, in all types of libraries, especially for children, in order to support education, digital learning, workforce development and literacy skills. The agency is particularly interested in partnerships with schools and youth groups.