Grant program guidelines for FY2014 are now available.
Webinars with Program Staff:
We will offer two webinars for prospective applicants to learn more about the National Leadership Grants for Libraries program, ask questions of IMLS staff members, and listen to the questions and comments of other participants.
The schedule for the FY14 National Leadership Grants for Libraries webinars is as follows:
|Deadline:||February 03, 2014|
|Grant Amount:||Project Grants: $50,000-500,000*. Planning Grants: up to $50,000. Nat. Forum Grants: up to $100,000.|
|Grant Period:||Up to three years for Project Grants. Up to one year for Planning Grants and National Forum Grants.|
|Cost Share Requirement:||1:1 for requests over $250,000, except research projects. Cost sharing of at least one-third is encouraged for requests under $250,000 and for research projects.|
|Program Contact:||Kathy Mitchell, Library Program Specialist|
National Leadership Grants support projects that address challenges faced by the museum, library, and/or archive fields and that have the potential to advance practice in those fields. Successful proposals will seek innovative responses to the challenge(s) identified in the proposals, and will have national impact.
IMLS invites libraries to address STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) in their programs and projects in order to advance learning and support the acquisition of STEM knowledge at all ages, but particularly for at-risk youth. Click here to learn more about IMLS’s role in STEM initiatives. Projects addressing STEM learning should check the appropriate box on the Program Information Sheet component of the application.
The National Leadership Grant program accepts applications under three main categories:
Applicants may choose to submit a Project Grant, Planning Grant, or National Forum Grant proposal in any of the above categories.
Applicants that fulfill the general criteria for libraries may apply. See program guidelines for special conditions of eligibility for this program.
* Early Learning Priority: up to $250,000