Application: The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for FY 2023 (PDF 464KB) is available.
Grant Amount: $10,000 to $150,000
Application Due Date: April 3, 2023
Grant Period: Up to two years. Projects must begin September 1, 2023.
Cost Share Requirement: There are no requirements for cost sharing in this program.

Program Overview:
This program is designed to assist Native Hawaiian libraries in improving core library services for their communities. Reflecting IMLS’s agency-level goals of championing lifelong learning, strengthening community engagement, and advancing collections stewardship and access, the goals for this program are to:

  • Improve digital services to support needs for education, workforce development, economic and business development, health information, critical thinking skills, and digital literacy skills.

  • Improve educational programs related to specific topics and content areas of interest to library patrons and community-based users.

  • Enhance the preservation and revitalization of Native Hawaiian culture and language.

Eligibility: Native Hawaiian Library Services grants are available to nonprofit organizations that primarily serve and represent Native Hawaiians (as the term is defined in 20 U.S.C. § 7517). See the Notice of Funding Opportunity for eligibility criteria for this program.

Program Contacts:
If you have questions, we encourage you to contact:

Jennifer Himmelreich
Senior Program Officer

Sheena Afoakwa
Program Specialist

Grant Program Webinars:
We invite you to watch a pre-application webinar to learn more about the FY 2023 Native Hawaiian Library Services Grants program.

Learn more about accessing IMLS webinars at the bottom of the Webinars page of the IMLS website.

April 3, 2023