Native American and Native Hawaiian Library Services
Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services (NANH) grants support Native American tribes and organizations that primarily serve and represent Native Hawaiians. They are intended to provide opportunities to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge through strengthened activities in areas such as exhibitions, educational services and programming, professional development, and collections stewardship.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants; C - Direct Payments For Specified Use
Fiscal Year 2015
207 awards made in FY15.
Museum and Library Services Act (20 USC CHAPTER 72).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Eligible applicants are federally recognized Indian tribes, Alaskan Native Villages and corporations, and organizations that primarily serve and represent Native Hawaiians. For more information about eligibility requirements, visit http://www.imls.gov/applicants/eligibility_criteria.aspx.
Indian tribes, non-profit organizations. Through activities and projects funded, beneficiaries include the general public.
2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is not required for this listing. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 2 CFR Part 200 applies to this program. As part of the president's E-government initiative, the federal government developed Grants.gov, a single Web site for organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all 26 of the federal grant-making agencies. Beginning with the 2008 grant cycle, the Institute required all applicants to apply online through Grants.gov. Applicants who are unable to use Grants.gov should contact an IMLS program officer. The Institute no longer accepts mailed paper applications. For more information on the process of applying through Grants.gov, visit www.grants.gov/GetStarted.
Proposals are reviewed by field and/or panel reviewers, staff, and the director.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approximately seven months.
Appeals may be made in writing to the Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services may extend particular grants at the discretion of the director.
How are proposals selected?
See Notice of Funding Opportunity.
How may assistance be used?
Consult the current funding opportunities, guidelines, or program announcements for complete information (www.imls.gov). Grant funds must be used for the purposes outlined in the relevant guidelines or program announcement, and in accordance with the Institute of Museum and Library Services General Terms and Conditions.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503
Grant recipients will be required to maintain standard financial statements and project records.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Native American Library Services Basic Grants: Projects are multiyear; Native American Library Services Enhancement Grants: Projects may be carried out for a period of up to 24 months; Native Hawaiian Library Services Grants: Projects are multiyear. Direct payments for a specialized use upon request.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Mary Alice Ball
955 L'Enfant Plaza North, SW
Washington, DC 20024 US
(Project Grants) FY 17 est $3,861,000.00; FY 16 est $4,063,000.00; FY 15$3,861,000.00;
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Award amounts vary.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
See the IMLS website at www.imls.gov for the latest program data.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2015
Visit the IMLS website at www.imls.gov to search awarded grants.Fiscal Year 2016
Visit the IMLS website at www.imls.gov to search awarded grants.