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Grant Awards Announcement: Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services Program

September 5, 2012
 
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

IMLS Press Contact
202-653-4630
Mamie Bittner, mbittner@imls.gov

Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) today announced 22 awards totaling $925,687 matched with $625,932 of non-federal funds for Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services Program Grants. IMLS received 36 applications requesting $1,686,001 in funds.

"The grants we’re awarding today are helping to protect and preserve the cultural heritage of Native peoples," said Susan Hildreth, IMLS Director. "Funded activities range from documenting traditional Hawaiian hat making to presenting Native language classes to building a wireless network. All of the projects are helping to sustain the legacy of Native Americans and Native Hawaiians."

Click here to view the list of funded projects.

For more information about this funding opportunity including program guidelines and contacts, please visit http://www.imls.gov/applicants/detail.aspx?GrantId=17.

Use the IMLS grants search tool to view our archive of grants awarded by the Institute. Search grants by grant name, institution, or project type. 

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. Through grant making, policy development, and research, we help communities and individuals thrive through broad public access to knowledge, cultural heritage, and lifelong learning. To learn more about IMLS, please visit www.imls.gov.

 
 
 



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Grant Awards Announcement: Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services Program

September 5, 2012
 
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

IMLS Press Contact
202-653-4630
Mamie Bittner, mbittner@imls.gov

Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) today announced 22 awards totaling $925,687 matched with $625,932 of non-federal funds for Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services Program Grants. IMLS received 36 applications requesting $1,686,001 in funds.

"The grants we’re awarding today are helping to protect and preserve the cultural heritage of Native peoples," said Susan Hildreth, IMLS Director. "Funded activities range from documenting traditional Hawaiian hat making to presenting Native language classes to building a wireless network. All of the projects are helping to sustain the legacy of Native Americans and Native Hawaiians."

Click here to view the list of funded projects.

For more information about this funding opportunity including program guidelines and contacts, please visit http://www.imls.gov/applicants/detail.aspx?GrantId=17.

Use the IMLS grants search tool to view our archive of grants awarded by the Institute. Search grants by grant name, institution, or project type. 

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. Through grant making, policy development, and research, we help communities and individuals thrive through broad public access to knowledge, cultural heritage, and lifelong learning. To learn more about IMLS, please visit www.imls.gov.

 
 
 



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