Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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Rep. Garamendi Congratulates Three Native American Groups on Institute of Museum and Library Services Grants

July 19, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) extends his congratulations to this year’s recipients of Institute of Museum and Library Services grants in the 3rd Congressional District. The Colusa Indian Community Council, Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake, and Robinson Rancheria Citizens Council were awarded Native American Library Services Basic Grants, which will support library services and provide funding for staff professional development.

I commend the exceptional services that the Colusa Indian Community Council, Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake, and Robinson Rancheria Citizens Council provide to their communities,” said Congressman Garamendi.  “Libraries strengthen and engage our communities through education and research. These grants will help our Native American libraries continue to provide opportunities for the first Americans to gain their slice of the American dream.”

Native American Library Services Basic Grants are available to Native American and Alaska Native villages, regional corporations, and village corporations in the United States. The Colusa Indian Community Council was awarded $7,000 and Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake and Robinson Rancheria Citizens Council in Nice were each awarded $6,000. The Institute awarded 242 grants this year, totaling $1,672,000.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services, an independent, federal agency, is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The agency’s mission is to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagements. In addition to awarding grants to communities in the United States, the agency researches and creates policies to ensure that communities and individuals have quality support.