Over 5 years,Running Strong will provide fifty $10,000 grants to American Indian youth to help make their dreams a reality. Working with a non-profit organization that will act as their mentor,each Dreamstarter will have the opportunity to create and manage community-Level projects based on their dream. Ten Dreamstarter projects will be chosen each year with particular focus on that year’s theme:

Year 1 2015: Wellness
Year 2 2016:Arts & Culture
Year 3 2017: Education
Year 4 2018: Science ft The Environment
Year 5 2019: Any of the above

Every Dreamstarter and her or his mentor organization will be sent to an all expenses paid, four-day training workshop hosted in Washington, DC by Running Strong. In addition to learning invaluable skills for making their dream become reality, grant recipients will have the opportunity to meet Olympic Gold Medalist and Running Strong
Spokesperson Billy Mil ls and other prominent Native American figures in Washington,D.C.

To apply for this grant, each eligible Dreamstarter must:
– Be under 30 years old
– Be an enrolled member of a current or terminated federal/ state Indian Nation
– Identify and apply with a qualifying 501(c)3 or 7871 non-profit serving one or
more American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian community

For more information, click here.

The purpose of the Demonstration Grants for Indian Children program is to provide financial assistance to projects that develop, test, and demonstrate the effectiveness of services and programs to improve the educational opportunities and achievement of preschool, elementary, and secondary Indian students.

TEDNA members will be please to find that preference priority is given to applications that are:

(a) Designed to serve a local community within a federally designated Promise Zone; or
(b) Submitted by a partnership or consortium in which the lead applicant or one of its partners has received a grant in the last four years under one or more of the following grant or enhancement programs:
(1) State Tribal Education Partnership (title VII, part A, subpart 3).
(2) Sovereignty in Indian Education Enhancements (Department of the Interior).
(3) Alaska Native Education Program (title VII, part C).
(4) Promise Neighborhoods.

Notice of Intent to Apply: The Assistant Secretary strongly encourages each potential applicant to notify of their intent to submit an application for funding. To do so, please email David.Emenheiser@ed.gov with the subject line “Intent to Apply,” and include the following information:

1. Applicant’s name, mailing address, and phone number;
2. Contact person’s name and email address;
3. A defined local geographical community to be served;
4. Name(s) of partnering LEA(s) or BIE-funded school(s);
5. Names of partnering tribe(s) or TEA(s); and
6. If appropriate, names of other partnering organizations.

Applicants that do not submit a notice of intent to apply may still apply for funding.

DEADLINE: June 29, 2015

For more information and the application packet, click here.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 2, 2015
IMLS Press Contact
202-653-4799
Giuliana Bullard, gbullard@imls.gov
Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is accepting applications for the following grant:

Native American Library Services: Basic Grants
Deadline of April 1, 2015

The Native American Library Services Basic Grants program provides noncompetitive one-year grants of approximately $6,000–$7,000 to federally recognized tribes to support core library services such as buying library materials, funding salaries and training, and providing Internet connectivity and computers. Learn more online at the FY 2015 Native American Library Services webpage for basic grants applicants.
Please Note: If you have an active grant that began in 2012 or 2014, please read the Basic Grants Notice of Funding Opportunity carefully and plan to re-apply through grants.gov. If you have an active grant that began in 2013, we will contact you directly about application procedures for this year.
The following members of the IMLS staff are available by phone and e-mail to discuss general issues relating to these grants:

James Lonergan, Senior Program Officer
202-653-4653
Mary Alice Ball, Senior Program Officer
202-653-4730
E-mail: NALSHelp@imls.gov

Webinars with Program Staff
We invite you to participate in a pre-application webinar to learn more about the Native American Library Services Program. During the live webinar, you may ask questions of IMLS staff members and listen to the questions and comments of other participants.
Join us for FY15 Native American Library Services Basic Grants webinar on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at 3 PM (ET). Click here for webinar access information.
Click here for more information about the FY15 Native American Library Services Basic Grants program.

To learn more about The Institute of Museum and Library Services, click here.