Funding Agency

IMLS - Native Hawaiian Library Services


Funding Agency

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)


Federal Agency

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

Agency Overview

The mission of IMLS is to advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development.

Program Name

IMLS - Native Hawaiian Library Services


Program Overview

Native Hawaiian grants are competitive grants available to carry out activities, described in 20 U.S.C. 9141, that enhance existing library services or implement new library services. Native Hawaiian grants are competitive grants available to carry out activities that enhance existing library services or implement new library services. Project categories include:

  • Preservation and Revitalization projects focus on the preservation and revitalization of Native Hawaiian language and culture through use of efficient and effective strategies and incorporation of strategic partnerships. Activities include preservation of content of unique and specific value to the community, following established best practices and standards.
  • Educational Programming projects include programs for library patrons and community-based users related to a specific topic or content area through development, implementation and evaluation of classes, events, tools, resources, and/or other services. Emphasis should be placed on the needs of learners and appropriate teaching and facilitation approaches and curriculum development.
  • Digital Services projects feature activities dedicated to the establishment and refinement of digital services and programs related to infrastructure, platforms, and technology, in general. Proposals for digitization projects should include plans for preservation of and access to the resulting digital objects and/or implementing digital library tools to provide services to Native Hawaiian communities.

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.

Agency Contact

If you're looking for a specific employee, please check the Leadership and Staff Directory or call us at: (202) 653-IMLS (4657).

Program Purpose
  • Planning (e.g., feasibility)
  • Broadband Infrastructure (e.g., construction)
  • Broadband Adoption
  • Digital Skills Training
  • Public Computer Access
  • Evaluation
  • Research
Eligible Recipients
  • Non-Profit Organizations

Agency Contact

If you're looking for a specific employee, please check the Leadership and Staff Directory or call us at: (202) 653-IMLS (4657).

FY2020 Funding Amount

$550,000

Additional Information

Notice of Funding Opportunity: https://www.imls.gov/sites/default/files/fy20-ols-nh-nofo.pdf

Wi-Fi hotspots are an eligible expense for communities.

Brief Program Description

Native Hawaiian grants are competitive grants available to carry out activities, described in 20 U.S.C. 9141, that enhance existing library services or implement new library services. Native Hawaiian grants are competitive grants available to carry out activities that enhance existing library services or implement new library services.

Agency
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

Funding Name IMLS - Native Hawaiian Library Services

Funding Image

IMLS