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Native Hawaiian Library Services

Deadline: 
May 15, 2020

Application: FY 2020 Notice of Funding Opportunity (PDF 382KB)
Grant Amount: $10,000 to $150,000
Grant Period: Up to two years. Projects must begin September 1, 2020.
Cost Share Requirement: There are no requirements for cost sharing in this program.

Program Overview:
Native Hawaiian grants are competitive grants available to carry out activities, described in 20 U.S.C. 9141, that enhance existing library services or implement new library services. Native Hawaiian grants are competitive grants available to carry out activities that enhance existing library services or implement new library services. Project categories include:

  • Preservation and Revitalization projects focus on the preservation and revitalization of Native Hawaiian language and culture through use of efficient and effective strategies and incorporation of strategic partnerships. Activities include preservation of content of unique and specific value to the community, following established best practices and standards.
  • Educational Programming projects include programs for library patrons and community-based users related to a specific topic or content area through development, implementation and evaluation of classes, events, tools, resources, and/or other services. Emphasis should be placed on the needs of learners and appropriate teaching and facilitation approaches and curriculum development.
  • Digital Services projects feature activities dedicated to the establishment and refinement of digital services and programs related to infrastructure, platforms, and technology, in general. Proposals for digitization projects should include plans for preservation of and access to the resulting digital objects and/or implementing digital library tools to provide services to Native Hawaiian communities.

Eligibility: Native Hawaiian Library Services grants are available to nonprofit organizations that primarily serve and represent Native Hawaiians (as the term is defined in 20 U.S.C. § 7517). See the Notice of Funding Opportunity for eligibility criteria for this program.

Program Contacts:
If you have questions, we encourage you to contact:

For questions about project activities, eligibility, and allowability of costs, contact:
Anthony Smith
Associate Deputy Director
202-653-4716
asmith@imls.gov

For questions about application requirements and deadlines, contact:
Sarah Boonie, Program Specialist
202-653-4761
sboonie@imls.gov

Grant Program Webinars:
We invite you to watch a pre-application webinar to learn more about the FY 2020 Native Hawaiian Library Services Grants program.

Learn more about accessing IMLS webinars at the bottom of the Webinars page of the IMLS website.