Application: The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for FY 2019 will be posted 60-90 days before the deadline. The NOFO for FY 2018 (PDF, 379 KB) remains available for reference.
Grant Amount: $5,000 - $100,000
Grant Period: Up to two years
Cost Share Requirement: No cost sharing is required for the Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services Program.
Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services (NANH) grants support Indian tribes and organizations that primarily serve and represent Native Hawaiians. They are intended to provide opportunities to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge through strengthened activities in areas such as exhibitions, educational services and programming, professional development, and collections stewardship.
Eligibility: Eligible applicants are
- federally recognized Indian tribes,
- Alaskan Native Villages and corporations, and,
- organizations that primarily serve and represent Native Hawaiians.
Entities such as museums, libraries, schools, tribal colleges, or departments of education are not eligible applicants, although they may be involved in the administration of the projects and their staff may serve as project directors, in partnership with eligible applicants. Please see Tribal Organization eligibility criteria.
If you have questions, please contact either of the staff members listed below:
Senior Program Officer
Museum Program Specialist
Learn more about museum grant programs by participating in IMLS webinars.
A general presentation on IMLS museum grants. We recommend that you view this presentation before participating in a program-specific webinar. The FY 2019 webinar will be posted in August. This FY 2018 webinar remains available for reference.
FY18 Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services Program webinar. The FY 2019 webinar will be posted in September. This FY 2018 webinar remains available for reference.