Agency: Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS); Program: Native Hawaiian Library Services (CFDA Number: 45.311, Funding Opportunity Number: NAG-ENHANCEMENT-FY16) ; Eligibility: Nonprofits primarily serving and representing Native American (projects which address the needs of underserved urban and rural communities, including children-from birth through age 17-are encouraged); Funding: $1.5 million for 10 awards (no match required); Deadline: April 1.
Summary: These grants fund projects to enhance existing library services or implement new services. They can also be used to develop public and private partnerships with other agencies and community-based organizations in order to expand services. Applicants should also include a voluntary match along with a well-written needs statement. The agency is particularly interested in partnerships with schools and youth groups.