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45.311 Native American Library Services

FEDERAL AGENCY:

OFFICE OF MUSEUM SERVICES, INSTITUTE OF MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICES, NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES

AUTHORIZATION:

Library Services and Technology Act; Museum and Library Services Act of 1996, Title II, Public Law 104-208.
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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:

Project Grants.
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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.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:   Federally-recognized Indian tribes or organizations primarily serving and representing Native Hawaiians may apply.

Beneficiary Eligibility:   Indian tribes, Alaska Native Villages, and organizations that serve and represent Native Hawaiians benefit.

Credentials/Documentation:   None.

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APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
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.

Application Procedure:   Applications are submitted directly to the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Office of Library Services, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Room 802, Washington, DC 20506.

Award Procedure:   Competive proposals are reviewed by field reviewers, IMLS staff and the Director.

Deadlines:   March 1, Basic and Professional Assistance Grants; May 1, Enhancement Grants and Native Hawaiian Grant.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:   Not applicable.

Appeals:   Appeals may be made in writing to the Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Renewals:   The Institute of Museum and Library Services may extend particular grants at the discretion of the Director.

ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:   No matching funds required.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:   Not applicable.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   The Institute of Museum and Library Services requires final financial and narrative reports.

Audits:   In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133 (Revised, June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.

Records:   Grant recipients will be required to maintain standard financial statements.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:   59-0301-0-1-503.

Obligations:   (Grants) FY 01 $2,940,000; FY 02 est $2,941,000 and FY 03 est $2,940,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  
Award amounts vary.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
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.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:   Not applicable.

Headquarters Office:  
Mary Alice Ball 955 L'Enfant Plaza North, SW Suite 4000 , Washington, District of Columbia 20024 Email: mball@imls.gov Phone: 2026534730

Web Site Address:  
http://www.imls.gov

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.

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