Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program

The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21) supports professional development, graduate education and continuing education to help libraries and archives develop the human capital capacity they need to meet the changing learning and information needs of the American public.

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Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: Visit the IMLS website at www.imls.gov to search awarded grants.

Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available


Agency - Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of Federal support for the nation's 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute serves as a leader in providing services to enhance learning, sustain cultural heritage and increase civic participation.

Office - None.

Sandra Toro, Senior Program Officer, storo@imls.gov, 202-653-4662; Tim Carrigan, Senior Program Officer, tcarrigan@imls.gov, 202-653-4639; and Trevor Owens, Senior Program Officer, towens@imls.gov, 202-653-4654.
Website Address

http://www.imls.gov


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Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
University Of Arizona $ 778,034   2020-10-012023-09-30
New York University $ 407,265   2020-10-012023-08-31
Wayne State University $ 247,152   2020-09-012023-08-31
Drexel University $ 887,154   2020-09-012023-08-31
Duke University $ 242,717   2020-09-012023-08-31
Antioch University $ 348,905   2020-09-012023-08-31
University Of Maryland, College Park $ 381,788   2020-09-012023-08-31
Johnson C. Smith University, Incorporated $ 249,843   2020-09-012023-08-31
University Of Missouri System $ 295,081   2020-09-012023-08-31
University Of North Carolina At Greensboro $ 231,496   2020-09-012023-08-31



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2015: 30 awards made in FY15. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Consult the current funding opportunities, guidelines, or program announcements for complete information (www.imls.gov).

Grant funds must be used for the purposes outlined in the relevant guidelines or program announcement, and in accordance with the Institute of Museum and Library Services General Terms and Conditions.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Applicants that fulfill the general criteria for libraries may apply for Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Grant Program.

For more information about eligibility requirements, visit http://www.imls.gov/applicants/eligibility_criteria.aspx.

See program guidelines for special conditions of eligibility for this program.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Libraries and institutions of higher education. Through activities and projects funded, beneficiaries include the general public.

Credentials/Documentation

2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 2 CFR Part 200 applies to this program. As part of the president's E-government initiative, the federal government developed Grants.gov, a single Web site for organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all 26 of the federal grant-making agencies. Beginning with the 2008 grant cycle, the Institute required all applicants to apply online through Grants.gov. Applicants who are unable to use Grants.gov should contact an IMLS program officer. The Institute no longer accepts mailed paper applications. For more information on the process of applying through Grants.gov, visit www.grants.gov/GetStarted.

Award Procedures

Proposals are reviewed by field and/or panel reviewers, staff, and the director.

Deadlines

Sep 15, 2014 Deadline for first round of Preliminary Proposals September 15, 2015; Full Proposals (by invitation only); Deadline for first round of Full Proposals January 15, 2016. Deadline for second round of Preliminary Proposals February 2016; Full Proposals (by invitation only); Deadline for second round of Full Proposals April 2016.

Authorization

Museum and Library Services Act (20 USC CHAPTER 72).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately six months.

Appeals

Appeals may be made in writing to the Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Renewals

The Institute of Museum and Library Services may extend particular grants at the discretion of the director.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching Requirements: Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching Requirements: Awards will not exceed $1,000,000 and grants submitted under most categories must be matched one-to-one, excluding student support. Cost sharing is not expected for Research Grants, Early Career Development Grants, or for applications for grants under $250,000, and will not be considered in the review of the application. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Projects may be carried out over a period of 36 months, except for doctoral program projects, which may be up to 48 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Direct payments for a specialized use upon request.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

The Institute of Museum and Library Services requires annual interim and final financial and performance reports.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503

Records

Grant recipients will be required to maintain standard financial statements and project records.

Financial Information

Account Identification

59-0301-0-1-503.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 15 $10,000,000; FY 16 est $10,500,000; and FY 17 est $10,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Between $50,000 and $1,000,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

See the IMLS website at www.imls.gov for the latest program data.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. Sandra Toro, Senior Program Officer, storo@imls.gov, 202-653-4662; Tim Carrigan, Senior Program Officer, tcarrigan@imls.gov, 202-653-4639; and Trevor Owens, Senior Program Officer, towens@imls.gov, 202-653-4654.

Headquarters Office

Mary Alice Ball 955 L'Enfant Plaza North, SW Suite 4000, Washington, District of Columbia 20024 Email: mball@imls.gov Phone: 202-653-4730

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

See Notice of Funding Opportunity.



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