Fast Fact Sheet: Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services (2014)
Number of applications received: 31
Number of awards made: 20
Total amount requested: $1,439,901
Total amount awarded: $925,374
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.
“These grant projects have immense potential to serve local communities and the nation in advancing education and preserving cultural heritage,” said IMLS Director Susan H. Hildreth. “Programs that are being funded will strengthen museum services through professional training, improved care of collections, and the testing of creative solutions to challenging problems. We are delighted to announce these awards, and we are eager to see the visions for these unique opportunities and experiences brought to life.”
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The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.