IMLS Calls for 2010 Native American Library Services Enhancement Grant Applications

Application Deadline: May 3, 2010

Washington, DC-The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is
accepting applications for the 2010 Native American Library Services
Enhancement Grants program. Federally-recognized tribes and Alaska
Native villages and corporations may apply for these grants to improve
existing library services or implement new services, particularly as
they relate to the goals of the Library Services and Technology Act

In 2009, IMLS supported 208 tribes with the noncompetitive Native
American Library Services Basic Grants and an additional 17 tribes with
Enhancement Grants, for a total of $3.4 million. These tribes developed
a wide array of library-related projects, from providing new services to
outlying reservations communities and promoting healthy lifestyles
through new programs and materials, to creating pre-literacy programs
for preschool children, their parents, and caregivers. This year, IMLS
hopes to serve even more tribes with this important grant program.

IMLS has scheduled a webinar to give prospective applicants an
opportunity to ask IMLS staff questions pertaining to Native American
Library Services Enhancement Grant applications. This webinar will take
place on March 8, 2010, at 4:00 pm ET. Please visit the website for more
information closer to the webinar date.

Please contact Alison Freese, Senior Program Officer, at 202/653-4665 or with questions about this grant program.

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