March 5, 2018


Contact: Giuliana Bullard, 202-653-4799

IMLS Now Accepting Native Hawaiian Library Services Grant Applications

Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services is accepting applications for the Native Hawaiian Library Services grant program. The deadline for submitting applications is May 1, 2018.

Native Hawaiian Library Services grants are available to nonprofit organizations that primarily serve and represent Native Hawaiians. These grants, awarded in amounts of up to $150,000 for two years, are designed to enhance existing library services or implement new ones.

Successful grant projects will align with one of three project categories: Preservation and Revitalization; Educational Programming; or Digital Services. Funded projects include those that:

  • support individuals’ needs for education, lifelong learning, workforce development, and digital literacy skills;
  • improve the quality of and access to library and information services; or
  • enhance the skills of the current library workforce and leadership.

See the IMLS website for grant guidelines.

Upcoming Webinars
To learn more, interested applicants are invited to participate in one of the following webinars:

IMLS uses the Blackboard Collaborate system for webinars. If you are a first-time user of Blackboard Collaborate, see the bottom of our webinar page for more information or to check your system compatibility. Recordings of the webinars will also be available.

Program Contacts
Program contacts for Native Hawaiian Library Services grants are Dr. Sandra Toro, Senior Library Program Officer, 202-653-4662, and Stephen Mayeaux, Program Specialist, 202-653-4761, You may also submit your question by e-mail:

Native Hawaiian Library Services