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Native American and Hawaiian Communities to Receive $4 Million in Federal Support for Library Services

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Giuliana Bullard gbullard@imls.gov
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Native American and Hawaiian Communities to Receive $4,074,704 Million in Federal Support for Library Services

Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) today announced 215 grants totaling $4,074,704 through three library programs that support and improve library services of Native American and Native Hawaiian institutions.

“Our long-standing Native American and Native Hawaiian library grant programs support organizations that expand services for learning, access to information, and opportunities for professional development,” said IMLS Director Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew. “The programs and services we fund build capacity and improve the health and well-being of tribal communities.”

Native American Library Services Basic grants support existing library operations and maintain core library services. These noncompetitive grants are distributed in equal amounts among eligible applicants. Grants totaling $1,454,000 will be provided to 195 Indian tribes, Alaska native villages, regional corporations, and village corporations. See the IMLS website for a list of Native American Library Services Basic grants recipients.

Native American Library Services Enhancement grants enhance existing library services or implement new library services for Indian tribes. Enhancement Grants are only awarded to applicants that have an active Native American Library Services Basic Grant in the same fiscal year. IMLS is awarding a total of $2,062,337 to 16 institutions through this grant program. Information about the projects of each Native American Library Services Enhancement grantee can be found on the IMLS website.

Native Hawaiian Library Services grants are available to nonprofit organizations that primarily serve and represent Native Hawaiians so they can enhance existing or implement new library services. This year IMLS is awarding $558,367 to four Native Hawaiian-serving organizations. Visit the IMLS website for more information about the recipients of the Native Hawaiian Library Services grants.

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 approximately 123,000 libraries and 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.

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Native Hawaiian Library Services
Native American Library Services