Native Hawaiian Library Services Grants Program

 

Native Hawaiian Library Services grants may enhance existing library services or implement new library services, particularly as they relate to the following goals (20 U.S.C. §9141): Expanding services for learning and access to information and educational resources in a variety of formats, in all types of libraries, for individuals of all ages in order to support such individuals’ needs for education, lifelong learning, workforce development, and digital literacy skills Establishing or enhancing electronic and other linkages and improved coordination among and between libraries and entities, as described in 20 U.S.C. §9134(b)(6), for the purpose of improving the quality of and access to library and information services (A) Providing training and professional development, including continuing education, to enhance the skills of the current library workforce and leadership, and advance the delivery of library and information services, and (B) Enhancing efforts to recruit future professionals to the field of library and information services Developing public and private partnerships with other agencies and community-based organizations Targeting library services to individuals of diverse geographic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, to individuals with disabilities, and to individuals with limited functional literacy or information skills Targeting library and information services to persons having difficulty using a library and to underserved urban and rural communities, including children (from birth through age 17) from families with incomes below the poverty line (as defined by the Office of Management and Budget and revised annually in accordance with section 9902(2) of title 42) applicable to a family of the size involved Developing library services that provide all users access to information through local, State, regional, national, and international collaborations and networks Carrying out other activities consistent with the purposes of 20 U.S.C. §9121.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
NAG-HAWAIIAN-FY16
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Grant
Number of Awards Available
4
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant 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). 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.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Deadlines
04/01/2016
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Mary Alice Ball
Senior Library Program Officer
202-653-4730

Madison Bolls
Program Specialist
202-653-4786
Website Address
https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/native-hawaiian-library-services
E-mail Address
NHLSHelp@imls.gov
Financial Information
Obligations
$550,000.00
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $10,000.00 to $150,000.00

 


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