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Native Hawaiian Library Services Grant

Grants to Hawaii Nonprofits Serving Native
Hawaiians to Enhance Library Services

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

Conf. Date:

03/12/20

Deadline Date:

05/15/20 11:59 PM US Eastern Time

Description:

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Grants starting at $10,000 to Hawaii nonprofit organizations to enhance library services. Funding is intended for projects in the areas of Native Hawaiian education, digital services and preservation and revitalization of Native Hawaiian culture and language.

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. 

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 plan for preservation of and access to the resulting digital objects and/or implementing digital library tools to provide services to Native Hawaiian communities.

Successful Native Hawaiian grant projects should result in measurable changes and outcomes, such as increased understanding, interest, and confidence among participants. Successful Native Hawaiian grant projects support the activities described in 20 U.S.C. 9141, for example:

  • Support for individuals’ needs for education, lifelong learning, workforce development, and digital literacy skills;
  • Improvement of the quality of and access to library and information services; and
  • Enhancement of the skills of the current library workforce and leadership.

The following list includes some examples of generally allowable costs, both for IMLS funds and for cost share (if applicable), under this announcement:

  • Personnel salaries, wages, and fringe benefits
  • Travel expenses for key project staff and consultants
  • Materials, supplies, software, and equipment related directly to project activities
  • Equipment to improve collections storage and exhibit environments
  • Third-party costs
  • Publication design and printing
  • Staff and volunteer training
  • Internships/fellowships
  • Indirect or overhead costs

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 139915

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$550,000

Number of Grants:

3-4

Estimated Size of Grant:

$10,000 - $150,000

Term of Contract:

The grant period is up to two years. Projects must begin September 1, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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). The term "Native Hawaiian" refers to an individual who is a citizen of the United States and a descendant of the aboriginal people who, before 1778, occupied and exercised sovereignty in the area that now comprises the State of Hawaii.

The following list includes some examples of unallowable costs, both for IMLS funds and for cost share (if applicable), under this announcement:
- General fundraising costs, such as development office staff or other staff time devoted to general fundraising
- Contributions to endowments
- General operating support
- Acquisition of collections (see 2 C.F.R. §3187.15(b))
- General advertising or public relations costs designed solely for promotional activities other than those related to the specific project
- Construction or renovation of facilities (generally, any activity involving the construction trades is not an allowable cost)
- Social activities, ceremonies, receptions, - or entertainment
- Research projects
- Pre-award costs

Pre-proposal Conference:

There will be a webinar to learn more about the program on March 12, 2020, at 4:00 PM ET to 5:00 PM ET.

To join: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2012653&password=M.ADC0F8F0FD5848333D8953B4559829

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Due Date: Submit by 11:59 PM U.S Eastern Time on May 15, 2020
- Anticipated Date of Notification of Award Decisions: August 2020 (subject to the availability of funds and IMLS discretion)
- Beginning Date of Period of Performance: Projects would begin on September 1, 2020

Before submitting an application, your organization must have a current and active D-U-N-S® number (a unique entity identifier), System for Award Management (SAM.gov) registration, and Grants.gov registration. Check your materials and registrations well in advance of the application deadline to ensure that they are accurate, current, and active.

You must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting your application package. The multi-step registration process generally cannot be completed in a single day. If you are not already registered, you should allow several weeks before the grant program deadline to complete this one-time process. Do not wait until the day of the application deadline to register. You will need your Grants.gov user ID and password that you obtain during the registration process to submit your application when it is complete.”

View this opportunity on Grants.gov:https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=322847

For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov page above.

Webinar: https://www.imls.gov/webinars/fy-2020-native-hawaiian-library-services-new-applicant-webinar

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For questions about project activities, eligibility, and allowability of costs, contact:
Anthony Smith
Associate Deputy Director
202-653-4716
asmith@imls.gov

For questions about application requirements and deadlines, contact:
Sarah Boonie, Program Specialist
202-653-4761
sboonie@imls.gov

CFDA Number:

45.311

Funding or Pin Number:

NAG-HAWAIIAN-FY20

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Hawaii

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