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Native Hawaiian Library Services

Grant Info: 

Deadline: The FY 2018 deadline was May 1, 2018. The FY 2019 Notice of Funding Opportunity is anticipated to be posted 60-90 days before the deadline.
Application: The FY 2018 Notice of Funding Opportunity (PDF 364KB) remains available for reference.
Grant Amount: $10,000 to $150,000
Grant Period: Up to two years
Cost Share Requirement: None

Program Overview:

Native Hawaiian grants are competitive grants available to carry out activities that enhance existing library services or implement new library services. Project categories include:

  • Preservation and Revitalization projects focus on the preservation and revitalization of Native Hawaiian language and culture through use of efficient and effective strategies and incorporation of strategic partnerships. Activities include preservation of content of unique and specific value to the community, following established best practices and standards.
  • Educational Programming projects include programs for library patrons and community-based users related to a specific topic or content area through development, implementation and evaluation of classes, events, tools, resources, and/or other services. Emphasis should be placed on the needs of learners and appropriate teaching and facilitation approaches and curriculum development.
  • Digital Services projects feature activities dedicated to the establishment and refinement of digital services and programs related to infrastructure, platforms, and technology, in general. Proposals for digitization projects should include plans for preservation of and access to the resulting digital objects and/or implementing digital library tools to provide services to Native Hawaiian communities.

Eligibility: See the Notice of Funding Opportunity for eligibility criteria for this program.

Program Contacts:

For questions about project activities, eligibility, and allowability of costs, contact:
Dr. Sandra Toro, Senior Program Officer

For questions about application requirements and deadlines, contact:
Chelsea Cole, Program Specialist

Grant Program Webinars:

To learn more about this program, IMLS has made FY 2018 on-demand webinars available. New FY 2019 webinars will be posted in advance of the next open deadline.