IMLS Accepting Applications for Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services Grants

Application Deadline: April 1, 2010

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is accepting grant applications to the Native American/Native Hawaiian (NANH) Museum Services program. NANH grants support projects that promote learning and innovation in museums and museum-related organizations of federally-recognized Indian tribes, Alaskan Native Villages and corporations, and organizations that primarily serve and represent Native Hawaiians.

NANH program grants ranging from $5,000-$50,000 will be awarded to museum projects that sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge in the following areas:

  • Programming: Services and activities that support the educational mission of museums and museum-related organizations.
  • Professional development: Education or training that builds the skills, knowledge, and professional capacity of staff-paid or volunteer-who provide or manage museum service activities.
  • Enhancement of museum services: Support for activities that enable and improve museum services.

Awards will be announced in September 2010. For more information, including NANH guidelines and the application form, go to: www.imls.gov/applicants/grants/nativeServices.shtm.

IMLS has scheduled a toll free audio-conference call on Thursday, February 25 at 3 p.m. ET to give prospective applicants the opportunity to ask IMLS staff questions pertaining to the program. Please visit the Web site closer to the call-in date for more information.

Applicants are encouraged to contact program staff with their questions:

Sandra Narva, Senior Program Officer
Phone: 202/653-4634
E-mail: snarva@imls.gov  

Reagan Moore, Program Specialist
Phone: 202/653-4637
E-mail: rmoore@imls.gov  

Tim Carrigan, Program Specialist
Phone: 202/653-4639
E-mail: tcarrigan@imls.gov

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