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Native Hawaiian Library Services Grants

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 45.311
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Apr 3, 2023

Jennifer Himmelreich

Sheena Afoakwa


The Native Hawaiian Library Services Grant provides funding to improve core library services in Native Hawaiian communities.

Goals and objectives include:

  • Improve digital services to support needs for education, workforce development, economic and business development, health information, critical thinking skills, and digital literacy skills
    • Support the establishment and refinement of digital infrastructure, platforms, and technology
    • Support preservation and access to information and resources through digitization
  • Improve educational programs related to specific topics and content areas of interest to library patrons and community-based users
    • Support the identification of the needs and interests of learners
    • Support the development and implementation of classes, events, teaching tools, resources, and other educational services
    • Support the evaluative assessment of library-based approaches to teaching and facilitation
  • Enhance the preservation and revitalization of Native Hawaiian culture and language
    • Support the development of efficient strategic partnerships within, across, and outside Native Hawaiian communities
    • Support the preservation of content of unique and specific value to Native Hawaiian communities
    • Support the sharing of content within and/or beyond Native Hawaiian communities

Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations that primarily serve and represent Native Hawaiians.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $150,000
Award floor: $10,000
Project period: Up to 2 years
Estimated number of awards: 3
Estimated total program funding: $450,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Pre-recorded applicant webinar

Tagged as
Community and economic development · Culture and cultural competency · Health literacy · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · Hawaii

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.