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45.311 Native American Library Services
OFFICE OF MUSEUM SERVICES, INSTITUTE OF MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICES, NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES
Library Services and Technology Act; Museum and Library Services Act of 1996, Title II, Public Law 104-208.
To support Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages, and organizations that serve and represent Native Hawaiians in providing library services to their communities.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
To make grants available to Indian tribes or organizations serving and representing Native Hawaiians for: (1) Support of core library operations; (2) professional assistance projects intended to heighten the level of professional proficiency for Indian tribal library staff; and (3) special project grant support to advance Indian tribal library operations in establishing or enhancing electronic linkages among or between libraries; electronically linking libraries with educational, social, or information services; assisting libraries in accessing information through electronic networks; encouraging libraries in different areas and encouraging different types of libraries to establish consortia and share resources; paying costs for libraries to acquire or share computer systems and telecommunications technologies; and targeting library and information services to persons having difficulty using a library and to underserved urban and rural communities, including children from birth through age 17 from families with incomes below the poverty line.
Applicant Eligibility: Federally-recognized Indian tribes or organizations primarily serving and representing Native Hawaiians may apply.
Pre-application Coordination: The standard application forms as furnished by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and required by OMB Circular No. A-102 must be used for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: No matching funds required.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: The Institute of Museum and Library Services requires final financial and narrative reports.
Account Identification: 59-0301-0-1-503.
For fiscal year 2001, the Native American Library Services program awarded 287 grants and the Native Hawaiian program awarded one grant.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Contact the website for the latest program data at http://www.imls.gov.
Regional or Local Office: Not applicable.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
The Native American Library program offered support in basic, professional assistance, and enhancement support to established libraries serving the needs of Indian tribal communities and Alaskan Native villages.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS: