Contact Name
Mr. Augustine C. Kohler
Contact Title
Acting Director
State Library Address

National Archives, Culture and Historic Preservation
P.O. Box PS 175
Palikir, Pohnpei, FM 96941
United States

Contact Email Address
Grants to State Programs

The Grants to States Program

The Grants to States Program is the largest grant program run by IMLS; it provides funds to State Library Administrative Agencies (SLAAs) using a population-based formula set by the law. SLAAs determine goals and objectives for the funds in their statutorily required five-year plan (see below). For more information, see the Grants to States program overview.

    YearAllotment Value
    2019 $0.00
    2020 $98,996.00
    2021 $98,456.00
    2022 $97,831.00
    2023 $138,311.00
    5 Year Plan Text

    Each state creates a 5-year plan for its programs to strengthen the efficiency, reach, and effectiveness of library services. View all states' plans.

    5 year plan
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    fm5yearplan.pdf 489.79 KB
    5 Year Evaluation Text

    At the end of a 5-year period, each state reports their results in achieving goals and objectives projected in their 5-Year Plan. View all states' evaluations.

    5 year evaluation
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    fsm5yearevaluation.pdf 581.83 KB

    Project Examples

    Response to COVID-19 
    National Archives, Culture and Historic Preservation, the State Library Administrative Agency for the Federated States of Micronesia, helped respond to the pandemic by purchasing hygiene supplies and masks for public libraries. These materials were necessary in helping prevent the spread of COVID-19 amidst a strong desire for continued library interactions. The federal stimulus funds allowed library services and programming to safely continue, and matching funds supported the cost of fuel to deliver the materials to the libraries. 
    IMLS Funds: $7,564.37 

    Summer Reading Program 
    The Summer Reading Program in the Federated States of Micronesia is a partnership between the libraries and public schools and enabled school age children to improve their reading skills during the summer recess. National Archives, Culture and Historic Preservation (NACH) staff traveled to Kosrae to monitor grant activities and they also used the onsite visits as an opportunity to identify pandemic needs at libraries. Matching funds provide salary support to library staff at NACH, Pohnpei Public Library, Yap Public Library, and Kosrae Rose Mackwelung Library. 
    IMLS Funds: $14,558 

    Review recent Grants to States projects from this state library in the State Program Report database.

    Search the Awarded Grants Database for additional details about awards in this state or view the State Details Dashboard.

    Five-Year Plan Highlights

    Goal 1: Enhance Information Access: FSM’s residents will have increased access to information in a variety of formats, with emphasis on access to digital resources through improved connectivity. 

    • Projects include:
      • Statewide resource sharing 
      • Digitization of historical and government materials 
      • FSM Memory Project 

    Goal 2: Expand Services for Learning: FSM’s residents will have access to educational programs in a variety of formats. 

    • Projects include:
      • E-resources training 
      • Summer Reading Program 
      • Film Series 

    Goal 3: Institutional Improvements: FSM’s residents will receive enhanced services from libraries through a focus on staff development, improvement to collections, programs, and technology. 

    • Projects include:
      • In-person and online trainings 
      • Library Institute 

    IMLS Data Collection

    State Library Administrative Agency Survey
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