IMLS Grants Help Develop Libraries, Improve Programming

IMLS_LogoAgency: Institute of Museum & Library Sciences; Program: Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (CFDA Number: 45.313) (Funding Opportunity Number: LB21-FY17-1); Eligibility: Public and private libraries; Funding: $3.7 million for 11 awards (projects requesting $250,000 or more in IMLS funds require 1:1 match, excluding student support costs); Deadline: Jan. 13.

Summary: ¬†This is the initial round of FY 2017 grants. ¬†School libraries are eligible for this effort. It supports early career development of new library faculty members who are likely to become leaders in library and information science. Grantees will conduct research on any topic in library and information science. IMLS offers application information on the program’s website at:

Info: (NOFA); Sarah Fuller, library program officer 202-653-4783 or Sandra Toro, 202-653-4662; email.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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