Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
05/15/20 11:59 PM US Eastern Time
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:
The following list includes some examples of generally allowable costs, both for IMLS funds and for cost share (if applicable), under this announcement:
GrantWatch ID#: 139915
$10,000 - $150,000
The grant period is up to two years. Projects must begin September 1, 2020.
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:
Associate Deputy Director
For questions about application requirements and deadlines, contact:
Sarah Boonie, Program Specialist
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