Applications Open for IMLS Native American, Native Hawaiian Library Services Grants Supporting Core Library Programs
Submission Deadlines are April 3, 2023
Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services is now accepting applications for Native Hawaiian Library Services and Native American Library Services Enhancement grants. The deadline for submitting applications for either grant is April 3, 2023.
“IMLS is proud to continue supporting access to invaluable services and uplifting the dynamic programming and preservation work across Native American, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian communities,” said Jennifer Himmelreich (Diné), IMLS Office of Library Services Senior Program Officer.
Native Hawaiian Library Services grants are available to nonprofit organizations that primarily serve and represent Native Hawaiians. These grants, awarded in amounts of up to $150,000 for two years, are designed to improve core library services for their communities.
Native American Library Services Enhancement grants advance the programs and services of eligible Indian tribes, including Alaska Native villages, regional corporations, and village corporations. These competitive grants, awarded in amounts of up to $150,000 for two years, are designed to improve core library services for their communities.
Reflecting IMLS’s goals of championing lifelong learning, strengthening community engagement, and advancing collections stewardship and access, successful projects for either grant program will:
- Improve digital services to support needs for education, workforce development, economic and business development, health information, critical thinking skills, and digital literacy skills.
- Improve educational programs related to specific topics and content areas of interest to library patrons and community-based users.
- Enhance the preservation and revitalization of Native cultures and languages.
An awardee with an active Native American Enhancement Grant or Native Hawaiian Library Services Grant may not apply for another Native American Enhancement Grant or Native Hawaiian Library Services Grant that would have an overlapping period of performance with the active grant. For more information, please contact IMLS staff.
Grant guidelines and descriptions of previously funded projects are available on the IMLS website.
To learn more, interested applicants are invited to view the recorded pre-application webinars:
- Native Hawaiian Library Services Grants Webinar
- Native American Library Services Enhancement Grants Webinar
For questions or guidance, please contact:
Senior Program Officer
About the Institute of Museum and Library Services
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