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IMLS Grant Opportunities for Native American and Native Hawaiian Library Services Announced

Thursday, March 30, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Giuliana Bullard, 202-653-4799
gbullard@imls.gov

IMLS Grant Opportunities for Native American and Native Hawaiian Library Services Announced

Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services is accepting applications for two grant programs designed to enhance library services for Native American, Native Alaskan, and Native Hawaiian communities. The deadline for submitting applications is May 17, 2017.

Native American Library Services (NALS) Enhancement Grants are competitive grants of up to $150,000 for two years. They are available to any library that has an active NALS Basic grant, but does not have an active Native American Enhancement or Native Hawaiian grant. Projects covered under these grants may enhance existing library services or implement new library services. Grant guidelines and descriptions of previously funded projects are available on the IMLS website.

Native Hawaiian Library Services grants of up to $150,000 for two years are available to nonprofit organizations that primarily serve and represent Native Hawaiians. The grants are designed to enhance existing library services or implement new ones. Grant guidelines are available on the IMLS website.

Learn More

To learn more about applying, participate in one of the following webinars:

Native American Library Services Enhancement grant program

  • April 3, 2017, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST
  • April 6, 2017, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST

Native Hawaiian Library Services grant program

  • April 5, 2017, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST

IMLS uses the Blackboard Collaborate system for webinars. If you are a first-time user of Blackboard Collaborate, check your system compatibility in advance of the webinar or see our webinar page for more information.

Program Contacts

Program contacts for Native American or Native Hawaiian Library Services grants are Dr. Sandra Toro, Senior Library Program Officer, 202-653-4662, and Aly DesRochers, Program Specialist, 202-653-4719. You may also submit your question by e-mail: nalshelp@imls.gov.

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and approximately 35,000 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Programs: 
Native Hawaiian Library Services
Native American Library Services