Competition for Native American, Hawaiian Grants Now Open

IMLS_LogoAgency: Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS); Program: Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services (CFDA Number: 45.308) (Funding Opportunity Number:

NANH-FY17); Eligibility: Tribes, Native Hawaiian villages (K-12 schools, libraries and tribal colleges are eligible to participate as partners); Funding: $924,000 in 21 awards of up to $50,000 each (no match required); Deadline: Dec. 1.

Summary: Funds support K-12 school-based projects. The competition funds programming at Native America libraries. Applications which promote enhanced learning and innovation within museums and museum related organizations, such as cultural centers, are encouraged. Overall, the program provides opportunities for Native American tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations to sustain heritage, culture and knowledge by strengthened museum services.

School-based projects have benefited.

The Comanche Indian Tribe, Lawton, OK, won a $50,000 grant to develop educational programs teaching the Comanche way of life to Texas elementary and middle school students. The effort is a partnership between the Comanche National Museum and Cultural Center and the Museum of Texas Tech U. A list of past grantees is at:

Info: (NOFA); (website); Sandra Narva, 202/653-4634 or for questions.

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.

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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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