[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 242 (Wednesday, December 16, 2020)]
[Pages 81524-81525]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-27605]

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Institute of Museum and Library Services

Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests: 2022-2024 
IMLS Native American Library Services Basic Grant Program Notice of 
Funding Opportunity

AGENCY: Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Foundation 
for the Arts and the Humanities.

ACTION: Submission for OMB Review, comment request.


SUMMARY: The Institute of Museum and Library Services announces that 
the following information collection has been submitted to the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance 
with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This program helps to ensure that 
requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden 
(time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are 
clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on 
respondents can be properly assessed. The purpose of this Notice is to 
solicit comments about this assessment process, instructions, and data 
collections. A copy of the proposed information collection request can 
be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES 
section of this notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below on or before January 14, 
    OMB is particularly interested in comments that help the agency to:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     Minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting 
electronic submission of responses).

ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Attn.: OMB Desk Officer for Education, Office of 
Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, 202-395-7316.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Connie Bodner, Ph.D., Director of 
Grants Policy and Management, Office of Grants Policy and Management, 
Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 L'Enfant Plaza North SW, 
Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024-2135. Dr. Bodner can be reached by 
telephone at 202-653-4636 or by email at [email protected]. Office hours 
are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except 
Federal holidays.

    The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source 
of federal support for the nation's libraries and museums. We advance, 
support, and empower America's museums, libraries, and related 
organizations through grant making, research, and policy development. 
Our vision is a nation where museums and libraries work together to 
work together to transform the lives of individuals and communities. To 
learn more, visit www.imls.gov.
    Current Actions: The purpose of this collection is to assist Native 
American tribes in improving core library services for their 
communities, particularly as they relate to the following goals in the 
Museum and Library Services Act (20 U.S.C. 9141).
    1. Expanding services for learning and access to information and 
educational resources in a variety of formats (including new and 
emerging technology), in all types of libraries, for individuals of all 
ages in order to support such individuals' need for education, lifelong 
learning, workforce development, economic and business development, 
health information, critical thinking skills, digital library skills, 
and financial literacy and other types of literacy skills.
    2. Establishing or enhancing electronic and other linkages and 
improved coordination among and between libraries and entities, as 
described in 20 U.S.C. 9134(b)(6), for the purpose of improving the 
quality of and access to library and information services.
    3. Providing training and professional development, including 
continuing education, to enhance the skills of the current library 
workforce and leadership, and advance the delivery of library and 
information services; and enhancing efforts to recruit future 
professionals, including those from diverse and underrepresented 
backgrounds, to the field of library and information services.
    4. Developing public and private partnerships with other agencies, 
tribes, and community-based organizations.
    5. Targeting library services to individuals of diverse geographic, 
cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, to individuals with 
disabilities, and to individuals with limited functional literacy or 
information skills.
    6. Targeting library and information services to persons having 
difficulty using a library and to underserved urban and rural 
communities, including children (from birth through age 17) from 
families with incomes below the poverty line (as defined by the Office 
of Management and Budget and revised annually in accordance with 42 
U.S.C. 9902(2)) applicable to a family of the size involved.
    7. Developing library services that provide all users access to 
information through local, State, regional, national, and international 
collaborations and networks.
    8. Carrying out other activities consistent with the purposes of 
the Library Services and Technology subchapter of the IMLS statute (20 
U.S.C. 9121).
    Nonprofit organizations that primarily serve and represent Native 
Hawaiians (as the term is defined in 20 U.S.C. 7517) are eligible to 
apply for funding under the Na[iuml]ve Hawaiian Library Program.
    This action is to renew the forms and instructions for the Notice 
of Funding Opportunities for the next three years. The 60-day notice 
for the 2022-2024 IMLS Native American Library Services Basic Grant 
Program Notice of Funding Opportunity was published in the Federal 
Register on October 9, 2020, (85 FR 64170-64171). No comments were 
    Agency: Institute of Museum and Library Services.
    Title: 2022-2024 IMLS Native American Library Services Basic Grant 
Program Notice of Funding Opportunity.
    OMB Number: 3137-0093.
    Frequency: Once per year.
    Affected Public: Federally recognized tribes.
    Number of Respondents: 200.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 10 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 2,000 hours.
    Total Annualized capital/startup costs: n/a.
    Total Annual costs: $59,540.00.
    Total Federal costs: $9,558.40.

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    Public Comments Invited: Comments submitted in response to this 
notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB's 
clearance of this information collection.

    Dated: December 10, 2020.
Kim Miller,
Senior Grants Management Specialist, Institute of Museum and Library 
[FR Doc. 2020-27605 Filed 12-15-20; 8:45 am]