November 25, 2020

Native American and Hawaiian Communities to Receive $4,074,704 Million in IMLS Funding, 215 Grants Announced Today

From the Institute for Museum Services:

imls_logoThe Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) today announced 215 grants totaling $4,074,704 through three library programs that support and improve library services of Native American and Native Hawaiian institutions.

“Our long-standing Native American and Native Hawaiian library grant programs support organizations that expand services for learning, access to information, and opportunities for professional development,” said IMLS Director Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew. “The programs and services we fund build capacity and improve the health and well-being of tribal communities.”

Native American Library Services Basic grants support existing library operations and maintain core library services. These noncompetitive grants are distributed in equal amounts among eligible applicants. Grants totaling $1,454,000 will be provided to 195 Indian tribes, Alaska native villages, regional corporations, and village corporations.

Direct to List of Native American Library Services Basic Grants Recipients.

Native American Library Services Enhancement grants enhance existing library services or implement new library services for Indian tribes. Enhancement Grants are only awarded to applicants that have an active Native American Library Services Basic Grant in the same fiscal year. IMLS is awarding a total of $2,062,337 to 16 institutions through this grant program.

Direct to Native American Library Services Enhancement Grantee Info

Native Hawaiian Library Services grants are available to nonprofit organizations that primarily serve and represent Native Hawaiians so they can enhance existing or implement new library services. This year IMLS is awarding $558,367 to four Native Hawaiian-serving organizations.

Direct to List of Recipients of the Native Hawaiian Library Services Grants.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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