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Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services Program

Grant Info: 

Deadline: The FY 2019 deadline was November 1, 2018.
Application: The FY 2019 Notice of Funding Opportunity (PDF 369KB) remains available for reference.
Grant Amount: $5,000 - $100,000
Grant Period: Up to two years
Cost Share Requirement: None

Program Overview:
Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services 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.

Program Contacts:
Sandra Narva
Senior Program Officer
snarva@imls.gov
202-653-4634

Ashley Jones
Museum Program Specialist
ajones@imls.gov
202-653-4782

Webinars:

You may learn more about museum grant programs by viewing the following FY 2019 on-demand webinars. New webinars will be posted during the next open application period.

Choosing a Funding Opportunity for FY 2019, a general presentation on IMLS museum grants. We recommend that you view this presentation for an overview before considering a specific grant program. Please click here to access recordings in different formats, or to read the transcript.

Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services, information about this program for FY 2019. Please click here to access recordings in different formats, or to read the transcript.

To view all archived webinars, please click here.