Contact Name
Wisse Amram
Contact Title
Director, Alele Museum, Public Library & National Archives
State Library Address

Alele Museum, Library and National Archives
Post Office Box 629
Majuro, MH 96960
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
    2018 $0.00
    2019 $0.00
    2020 $89,662.00
    2021 $89,816.00
    2022 $89,927.00
    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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    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.

    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 or view the State Details Dashboard..

    Five-Year Plan Highlights

    Goal 1: Enhance our library book collections
    Projects include:

    • Book acquisitions
    • Collection development on pertinent topics

    Goal 2: Advancement in technology use
    Projects include:

    • Computer and Internet access
    • Computer literacy training for patrons
    • Upgrade of electronic cataloguing and book check-out system

    Goal 3: Provide access to information and research resources for users
    Projects include:

    • Digitization of video, photographic, and paper document collections
    • Online access to digitized materials

    Goal 4: Improve the library, museum, and archival employee capacity
    Projects include:

    • Training opportunities for library personnel

    Goal 5: Provide professional, economic, and employment development for users and the public
    Projects include:

    • Enhanced computer literacy skills and employment opportunities
    • Youth Smart program participation

    IMLS Data Collection

    State Library Administrative Agency Survey
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