Libraries, Education Projects Get Assistance

IMLS-logoAgency: 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.

Info: http://tinyurl.com/zwl8equ (NOFA); Madison Bolls, program specialist, 202/653-4786 mbolls@imls.gov

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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