What’s New in Federal Grants: Opportunities Supporting Native American Libraries, Community Programming, and More

This week’s edition of #FundingFriday highlights new grant opportunities supporting…

  • the programs and services of Native American libraries
  • local programming designed to place volunteers in communities to assist older adults and individuals with disabilities in maintaining independence
  • innovative projects that help reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving large trucks and buses
  • and more!

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Native American Library Services Enhancement Grant

  • Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • Current Closing Date for Applications: May 1, 2019 
  • Native American Enhancement grants are competitive grants available to carry out activities, described in 20 U.S.C. 9141, that advance the programs and services of eligible Native American libraries.

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#FundingFriday: 5 Federal Grants Supporting Literacy and Cultural Preservation

This week’s edition of #FundingFriday features a range of federal grants supporting libraries, museums and translation.

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National Leadership Grants for Libraries

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National Leadership Grants for Libraries support projects that enhance the quality of library and archives services nationwide by advancing theory and practice.

Closing Date: March 20, 2019

 

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#FundingFriday: Federal Grants Closing in Early March

In March, application windows will close for more than 200 federal grant opportunities. The grants listed below reflect the range of government funding available to support education, museums, agriculture and assistive technology – to name just a few categories.

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Close Date: Mar 01, 2018

Agency: Department of Education
Opportunity: Institute of Education Sciences (IES): Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Special Education Interventions
Purpose: To provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding of (1) developmental and school readiness outcomes for infants and toddlers with or at risk for a disability, and (2) education outcomes for all students from early childhood education through postsecondary and adult education.

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#FundingFriday: New Federal Grants from NARA, IMLS and DOE

Nearly 100 new federal grants were announced this week by the National Archives and Records Administration, the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Department of Energy, among other agencies. Below are a few highlights from this week’s announcements.

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1. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) – State Board Programming Grants

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals that strengthen the nation’s archival network through activities undertaken by state historical records advisory boards. The purpose of this grant program is to assist state boards to broaden preservation of, and increased online access to, historical records; develop and promote best practices; support activities that put the American people in touch with primary sources in their communities and online; promote the institutional advancement of organizations in underserved communities; and assist locally based repositories with training and tools to improve their stewardship abilities.

 

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Grant Agency Spotlight: Institute of Museum and Library Services

In this installment of our grant agency spotlight series, we look at the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and its mission to “inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement.”

According to IMLS, there are around 120,000 libraries and 35,000 museums in the U.S.

Many of these institutions – public, research, academic, tribal – have benefited from IMLS grants.

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