The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced 215 awards totaling $1,531,000 for the Native American Library Services Basic Grant and Basic Grant with Education/Assessment Option Program. IMLS received 219 applications requesting $1,570,000 in funds. “Tribal libraries play a vital role in ensuring the educational and cultural preservation of their communities. This funding helps American Indian and Alaska Native libraries to maintain and expand their core services,” said IMLS Director Susan Hildreth.

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