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IMLS Accepting Applications for Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services Grants

January 11, 2010 ET


IMLS Press Contacts
Jeannine Mjoseth,
Mamie Bittner,

Application Deadline: April 1, 2010

Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is accepting grant applications to the Native American/Native Hawaiian (NANH) Museum Services program. NANH grants support projects that promote learning and innovation in museums and museum-related organizations of federally-recognized Indian tribes, Alaskan Native Villages and corporations, and organizations that primarily serve and represent Native Hawaiians.

NANH program grants ranging from $5,000-$50,000 will be awarded to museum projects that sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge in the following areas:

  • Programming: Services and activities that support the educational mission of museums and museum-related organizations.
  • Professional development: Education or training that builds the skills, knowledge, and professional capacity of staff—paid or volunteer—who provide or manage museum service activities.
  • Enhancement of museum services: Support for activities that enable and improve museum services.

Awards will be announced in September 2010. For more information, including NANH guidelines and the application form, go to:

IMLS has scheduled a toll free audio-conference call on Thursday, February 25 at 3 p.m. ET to give prospective applicants the opportunity to ask IMLS staff questions pertaining to the program. Please visit the Web site closer to the call-in date for more information.

Applicants are encouraged to contact program staff with their questions:

Sandra Narva, Senior Program Officer
Phone: 202/653-4634

Reagan Moore, Program Specialist
Phone: 202/653-4637

Tim Carrigan, Program Specialist
Phone: 202/653-4639


About the Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development. To learn more about the Institute, please visit

Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services