07/12/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/12/2018 08:23
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IMLS Press Contact
Giuliana Bullard [email protected](link sends e-mail)
$1.4 Million in New Grants Will Strengthen Native American and Hawaiian Museum Services
Washington, DC- The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) today announced 22 grants, totaling $1,472,000, to support museum services of federally recognized tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations in 11 states. IMLS received 31 applications through the Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services program, requesting nearly $2.1 million in funds.
'This year marks the fourteenth year of IMLS support for tribal, Native Alaskan, and Native Hawaiian museum services,' said IMLS Director Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew. 'We are pleased to continue building the capacity of tribal museums with our support for these 22 projects.'
The newly-funded projects will help preserve tribal heritage, culture, and knowledge through exhibitions, educational services and programming, professional development, and collections stewardship.
The Native American/Native Hawaiian grant awards were part of $3.7 million in museum grants that IMLS announced the week. The agency also awarded $2.2 million through the Museum Grants for African American History and Culture.
More information about museum grant opportunities can be found on the IMLS website.
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