Agency Will Roll Out Tribal Library Grants

IMLS_LogoAgency: Institute of Museum and Library Services; Program: FY 2017 Native American Library Services (NALS): Enhancement Grants Program (CFDA Number: 45.311); Focus Areas: Native Americans, arts, culture; Eligibility: Tribal governments and organizations and village/regional corporations (K-12 schools, libraries and tribal colleges are eligible to participate as partners); Funding (Estimated): TBD ($1.5 million was available in FY 2016); Deadline (Tentative): April (NOFA to be release in January).

Summary: The program funds enhancements to existing library services or creation of new library services on tribal lands. Grant funding also may be used to develop public and private partnerships with other agencies and community-based organizations that will help expand services. These IMLS grants coincide with the NALS: Basic Grants Program ( The two programs generally have the same deadlines each fiscal year.

Info: Questions, Mary Alice Ball, 202/653-4730; e-mail,; (the most recent NOFA).

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