National Leadership Grants for Libraries

The summary for the National Leadership Grants for Libraries grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
National Leadership Grants for Libraries: National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG) support projects that address challenges faced by the library and archive fields and that have the potential to advance practice in those fields. Successful proposals will generate results such as new tools, research findings, models, services, practices, or alliances that can be widely used, adapted, scaled, or replicated to extend the benefits of federal investment. For the February NLG deadline, IMLS accepts applications under two project categories/funding priorities: National digital platformLearning spaces in libraries. IMLS is particularly interested in proposals that explore the following issues: What will move the library and archival services in the United States forward? What will help libraries and archives make decisions about their own investments in these areas? What knowledge, capacity, functions or infrastructure can libraries and archives share? IMLS conducted a series of focus meetings in 2014 that identified issues in each of these areas. The materials from those meetings may help inform the development of projects.
Federal Grant Title: National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Federal Agency Name: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Grant Categories: Arts Humanities
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: NLG-LIBRARIES-FY15-2
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 45.312
CFDA Descriptions: National Leadership Grants
Current Application Deadline: Feb 2, 2015
Original Application Deadline: Feb 2, 2015
Posted Date: Dec 1, 2014
Creation Date: Dec 2, 2014
Archive Date: Mar 4, 2015
Total Program Funding: $7,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $2,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $10,000
Expected Number of Awards: 20
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
An eligible applicant must be:

either a unit of state or local government or private nonprofit organization that has tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code;
located in one of the fifty states of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau; and
one of the six types of organizations listed below:
A library or a parent organization, such as a school district, a municipality, a state agency, or an academic institution, that is responsible for the administration of a library. Eligible libraries include public libraries, elementary and secondary school libraries, college and university libraries, research libraries and archives that are not an integral part of an institution of higher education and that make publicly available library services and materials that are suitable for scholarly research and not otherwise available, and private or special libraries that have been deemed eligible to participate in this program by the state in which the library is located.
An academic or administrative unit, such as a graduate school of library and information science, which is a part of an institution of higher education through which it would make application.
A digital library, if it makes library materials publicly available and provides library services, including selection, organization, description, reference, and preservation under the supervision of at least one permanent professional staff librarian.
A library agency that is an official agency of a state or other unit of government and is charged by the law governing it with the extension and development of public library services within its jurisdiction.
A library consortium that is a local, statewide, regional, interstate, or international cooperative association of library entities that provides for the systematic and effective coordination of the resources of eligible libraries, as defined above, and information centers that work to improve the services delivered to the clientele of these libraries.
A library association that exists on a permanent basis, serves libraries or library professionals on a national, regional, state, or local level, and engages in activities designed to advance the well-being of libraries and the library profession.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
http://www.imls.gov/applicants/detail.aspx?GrantId=14
Grant Announcement Contact
Tim Carrigan Senior Library Program Officer 202-653-4639 tcarrigan@imls.gov Sandra Toro Senior Library Program Officer 202-653-4662 storo@imls.gov Sarah Fuller Library Program Specialist 202-653-4783 sfuller@imls.gov
tcarrigan@imls.gov

Institute of Museum and Library Services 202-653-4744
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