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Federal Government

federal government grant funding sources
  • Grants.Gov
    The main portal to search and apply for federally funded grants.
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
    Federal grants for museums, libraries, and tribal organizations in the following programs: Native American Library Services, National Leadership Grants for Libraries, and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.
  • National Archives – National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)
    NHPRC offers grants for collecting, preserving, and publishing documents and archives.
  • National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM)
    NNLM offers funding for projects that improve access to health information, increase engagement with research and data, expand professional knowledge, and support outreach that promotes awareness and use of NLM resources in local communities.
  • US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
    Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program - “Funding can be used to purchase, construct, and/or improve essential community facilities, purchase equipment and pay related project expenses.” Rural libraries are considered to be an essential community facility.
  • US National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
    Funding strengthens efforts to extend the life of historical materials and to make their intellectual content widely accessible, often through the use of digital technology.  NEH offers both implementation and planning grants. 

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