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The Community Impact Awards acknowledge and celebrate initiatives that exemplify community engagement, innovation, and overall excellence. Initiatives that are replicable in other communities receive priority consideration. 

USA-based and international organizations may submit multiple projects/services for consideration, but a new form must be submitted for each initiative.

Applications are due on Thursday, February 15, 2024, at 11:59 PM Eastern.

1.    Award recipients are expected to:

  • Work with ATALM to develop a Case Study on the initiative. Case Studies will be available on ATALM’s website for use by other communities seeking to produce similar projects.
  • Present a 10 or 15-minute session at the 2024 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums in Palm Springs, California from November 12-14. A template will be provided to help guide the presentation.

2.   Award recipients receive:

  • Full conference registration, including pre-conference and evening events.
  • Single lodging at the conference hotel, the Palm Springs Renaissance Resort
  • Travel stipend of up to $500
  • Recognition at the ATALM2024 conference

3.   Important dates to remember:

  • February 15 - Application submission deadline
  • March - The Native Community Impact Awards Committee reviews and scores applications.
  • April 1 – Awards announced
  • November 12-14 – International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums (Travel days are November 11 and 15)

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