Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
03/25/22 11:59 PM ET
Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations and government agencies to improve library and archive services. Applicants must submit a preliminary proposal prior to the full application and are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. The National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program (NLG-L) supports projects that address critical needs of the library and archives fields and have the potential to advance practice in these professions to strengthen library and archival services for the American public.
Successful proposals will generate results such as new models, new tools, research findings, services, practices, and/or alliances that can be widely used, adapted, scaled, or replicated to extend and leverage the benefits of federal investment.
Throughout its work, IMLS places importance on diversity, equity, and inclusion. This may be reflected in an IMLS-funded project in a wide range of ways, including efforts to serve individuals of diverse geographic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; individuals with disabilities; individuals with limited functional literacy or information skills; individuals having difficulty using a library or museum; and underserved urban and rural communities, including children from families with incomes below the poverty line.
For information on allowable costs, see https://www.imls.gov/sites/default/files/2021-07/fy22-ols-nlgl-nofo.pdf#page=23.
GrantWatch ID#: 147018
Award Floor: $50,000
- Planning Grants: $100,000
- Forum Grants: $150,000
- Implementation Grants: $1,000,000
- Applied Research Grants: $750,000
Projects must begin on August 1, 2022.
Period of Performance: One to two years for Planning Grants and Forum Grants. One to three years for Implementation Grants and Applied Research Grants.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For general questions, please contact email@example.com.
Prior to submitting a preliminary proposal, applicants are encouraged to contact the member of the IMLS team whose portfolio most closely aligns with the proposal.
Jill Connors-Joyner (Early learning, Young adult services, Informal STEM learning, Making, School Libraries)
Sarah Fuller (Community development, Workforce development, Services for immigrants and refugees, Public health)
James Neal (Broadband, Digital inclusion, Open educational resources, Data privacy and security, Archives and special collections, Community archives)
Ashley Sands, PhD (Research data management, Scholarly communications, Open infrastructures, Digital collections, and Digital preservation)
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