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Federated States of Micronesia

Contact Name: 
Augustine Kohler
Contact Title: 
Acting Director of NACH, National Archive, Culture and Historic Preservation
State Library Address: 
National Archives, Culture and Historic Preservation
P.O. Box PS 175
Palikir, Pohnpei, FM 96941
+1 691 320 2343
Contact Email Address: 

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.


Augustine Kohler

"Our National and State libraries, museums, and archives offer opportunities for our island citizens to reconnect in ways which are familiar from our ancestors and serve us going forward in our culture, literacy, and cross-cultural understanding through public participation and civic engagement within the islands of the Federated States of Micronesia" 

-- Augustine Kohler, Acting Director of NACH, National Archive, Culture and Historic Preservation

Project Examples

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.

2018-2022 Plan Highlights: FSM National Archive, Culture and Historic Preservation

Five-Year Plan Highlights

Goal 1: Enhance Information Access

  • Projects include:
    • Inventory of electronic hardware and software
    • Electronic linkages between collections
    • Development of electronic linkage standards
    • Digitization of historical and government materials
    • Hardware and software trainings 

Goal 2: Expand services for learning

  • Projects include:
    • Development of integrated curriculum for libraries, museums, and archives
    • Inclusion of first language materials
    • Information literacy programming
    • Expansion of service locations

Goal 3: Expand the Summer Reading Program

  • Projects include:
    • New participant recruitment
    • Program evaluation
    • Expansion of staff to reading teachers

Goal 4: Provide library training, professional development, and recruitment

  • Projects include:
    • Visibility at COM-FSM career awareness week  
    • Credentialed Library of Science education initiative
    • Staff training and professional development

IMLS Data Collection

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Content last reviewed on
September 8, 2020