Fast Fact Sheet: Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services (2012)
Number of applications received: 36
Number of awards made: 22
Total amount requested: $1,686,001
Total amount awarded: $925,687
Total recipient match: $625,932
The Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Grant Program funds a variety of activities and services, including those that support the educational mission of a museum; build the skills and knowledge of individuals who provide museum services; or improve museum services, such as disaster preparedness, strategic planning, improvement of technology, collections care and management, and hiring of staff.
"The grants we’re awarding today are helping to protect and preserve the cultural heritage of Native peoples. 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."
- IMLS Director Susan Hildreth
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. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development. To learn more about the Institute, please visit www.imls.gov.