Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
12/02/19 11:59 PM U.S. Eastern Time
Grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 to USA and territories libraries, agencies, schools, and nonprofits for improvements to rural and small libraries. Required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended for enhancements of school libraries at all educational levels, improving digital access and education at libraries, and engaging communities in the collection, documentation, and preservation of their local histories, experiences, and identities.
IMLS’ Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries (APP) is a special initiative of the National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program. The goal of this initiative is to support projects that strengthen the ability of small and rural libraries and archives to serve their communities and to build grantee capacity through participation in a community of practice. IMLS invites applications that focus on transforming K-12 school library practice, community memory, or digital inclusion and are clearly linked to an individual institution's broader community needs.
Given the initiative’s focus on capacity-building, expenses for supplies, materials, and equipment may not exceed 30% of the total funds requested.
For successful project indicators and program goals, see the following link:
For more information about project categories, see the following link:
The following list includes some examples of generally allowable costs, both for IMLS funds and for cost share (if applicable), under this announcement:
GrantWatch ID#: 184904
Grant Amount: $10,000 – $50,000
Projects must begin on September 1, 2020.
Anticipated period of performance: September 1, 2020 – August 31, 2022. Project activities will be carried out for two years.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Register and Apply on Grants.gov:
Community Memory contact:
Sarah Fuller, Senior Program Officer
Data Inclusion contact:
James Neal, Senior Program Officer
School Libraries contact:
Tim Carrigan, Senior Program Officer
USA: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, DC; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA) Guam (USA) Puerto Rico (USA) Virgin Islands (USA) Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA) Marshall Islands (USA) Republic of Palau (USA)
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