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Native American Library Services: Enhancement Grant

Grants to USA Indian Tribes to Improve
Library Programs and Services

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

Conf. Date:

03/09/20

Deadline Date:

05/15/20 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to USA Indian tribes to advance the programs and services of eligible Native American libraries. Funding is intended to revitalize and preserve the Native American culture and language through projects that benefit the community. Grants are also available to support educational programs and digital services.

Successful Native American Enhancement grant projects should result in measurable changes and outcomes, such as increased understanding, interest, and confidence among participants. Successful Native American Enhancement grant projects support the activities described in 20 U.S.C. 9141, for example:

  • Support for individuals’ needs for education, lifelong learning, workforce development, and digital literacy skills;
  • Improvement of the quality of and access to library and information services; and
  • Enhancement of the skills of the current library workforce and leadership

Project categories include:

  • Preservation and Revitalization projects focus on the preservation and revitalization of Native American language and culture through use of efficient and effective strategies and incorporation of strategic partnerships. Activities include preservation of content of unique and specific value to the community, following established best practices and standards.
  • Educational Programming projects include programs for library patrons and community-based users related to a specific topic or content area through development, implementation and evaluation of classes, events, tools, resources, and/or other services. Emphasis should be placed on the needs of learners and appropriate teaching and facilitation approaches and curriculum development.
  • Digital Services projects feature activities dedicated to the establishment and refinement of digital services and programs related to infrastructure, platforms, and technology, in general. Proposals for digitization projects should include plans for preservation of and access to the resulting digital objects and/or implementing digital library tools to provide services to Native American communities.

For information about agency-level goals, see: https://www.imls.gov/sites/default/files/fy20-ols-nag-enhancement-nofo.pdf#page=3

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 165538

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,200,000

Number of Grants:

20

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant amount: $10,000 - $150,000. Average amount of funding per award experienced in previous years: $132,500

Term of Contract:

The grant period is up to two years. Projects are expected to begin on September 1, 2020.

Eligibility:

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Indian tribes are eligible to apply for funding under the Native American Library Services Enhancement Grant program.

Entities such as libraries, schools, tribal colleges, or departments of education are not eligible applicants, 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 purposes 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 by the Secretary of the Interior as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians.

To be eligible for this program you must be able to document an existing library that meets, at a minimum, three basic criteria: (1) regularly scheduled hours, (2) staff, and (3) materials available for library users.

A list of unallowable costs can be found at: https://www.imls.gov/sites/default/files/fy19-ols-nag-enhancement-nofo.pdf#page=20

Pre-proposal Conference:

Applicants are invited to join a webinar to learn more about the FY20 Native American Library Services: Enhancement Grants program, ask questions, and listen to the questions and comments of other participants.

- Monday, March 9, 2020, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
- For additional information and to register: https://www.imls.gov/webinars/fy-2020-native-american-library-services-enhancement-grants-new-applicant-webinar

Learn more about accessing IMLS webinars here: https://www.imls.gov/webinars

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be submitted through Grants.gov by 11:59 PM U.S. Eastern Time on May 15, 2020.

The anticipated notification date of award decisions is August 2020.

An applicant organization may submit only one Native American Enhancement grant per fiscal year under this announcement. The same population cannot be served by more than one Enhancement grant.

Applicants must have a DUNS Number and be registered with SAM.gov and Grants.gov.

Register with Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/register.html

View this opportunity on Grants.gov:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=322867

For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov page above.

Webinar Recording: https://www.imls.gov/webinars/fy-2020-native-american-library-services-enhancement-grants-new-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 project activities, eligibility, and allowability of costs, contact:
Anthony Smith
Associate Deputy Director
202-653-4716
asmith@imls.gov

For questions about application requirements and deadlines, contact:
Sarah Boonie, Program Specialist
202-653-4761
sboonie@imls.gov

CFDA Number:

45.311

Funding or Pin Number:

NAG-ENHANCEMENT-FY20

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Geographic Focus:

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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