Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21) supports developing a diverse workforce of librarians to better meet the changing learning and information needs of the American public by: enhancing the training and professional development of librarians, developing faculty and library leaders, and recruiting and educating the next generation of librarians.

For the LB21 program, all applications must designate one of the following project categories:

  • Community Anchors
  • National Digital Platform
  • Curating Collections

Grant Amount: Planning Grants: up to $50,000. National Forum Grants: up to $100,000. Project Grants: up to $1,000,000. Research Grants: up to $500,000.

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