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Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services Program

Grants to USA Indian Tribes and Nonprofits Serving
Native Hawaiians for Culture and Heritage Preservation

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

Conf. Date:

09/09/19

Deadline Date:

11/15/19 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Grants starting at $5,000 to USA Indian tribes and nonprofit organizations serving Native Hawaiians for projects that sustain culture, knowledge, and heritage. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended for exhibitions, professional development, educational programming and services, and collections stewardship.

Indicators (characteristics) of successful projects in the NANH program are as follows:

  • Institutional Impact: The project addresses an identified need or challenge facing an organization.
  • In-depth Knowledge: The project design reflects a thorough understanding of current practice and knowledge about the subject matter.
  • Project-based Design: The work plan consists of a set of logical, interrelated activities tied directly to addressing the key need or challenge identified in the application.
  • Demonstrable Results: The project generates measurable results that tie directly to the need or challenge it was designed to address.

Projects may be structured at any of several stages of maturity: exploratory, piloting, scaling, or mainstreaming. A proposed project’s activities may be brand new to the institution, or they may implement learnings, perspectives, or competencies acquired during a previous project. A project may be an effort to intensify the impact of an approach that has been tested and found to be effective, or it may be structured as an opportunity to expand a function or activity that has been deemed successful.

Examples of eligible projects can be found at https://www.imls.gov/sites/default/files/fy20-oms-nanh-nofo.pdf#page=4.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162643

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,472,000

Number of Grants:

Anticipated Number of Awards: 15

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Award Floor: $5,000
- Award Ceiling: $100,000

Term of Contract:

Anticipated start dates for new awards Projects must begin on July 1, 2020.

Anticipated period of performance July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2022. Project activities may be carried out for up to two years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for an award under this NANH notice of funding opportunity, you must be:
- An Indian tribe or
- An organization that primarily serves and represents Native Hawaiians.

For the purpose of funding under this program, “Indian tribe” means any tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska native village, regional corporation, or village corporation (as defined in, or established pursuant to, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.)), which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians. A list of eligible entities is available from the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

For purposes of funding under this program, an “organization that primarily serves and represents Native Hawaiians” is any nonprofit organization that primarily serves and represents Native Hawaiians, as defined in 20 U.S.C. § 7517. In order for a museum to be eligible, it must demonstrate that it is established as an organization that meets this statutory eligibility criteria.

IMLS recognizes the potential for valuable contributions to the overall goals of the Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services program by entities that do not meet the eligibility requirements above. Although such entities may not serve as the lead applicant organization, they are encouraged to participate in projects as partners. Such entities may, for example, assist the lead applicant with project activities.

Federally operated libraries and museums may not apply for Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services grants, but they may serve as nonessential partners to applicants if they do not receive IMLS grant funds as a result of the project.

Ineligible Expenses can be found at https://www.imls.gov/sites/default/files/fy20-oms-nanh-nofo.pdf#page=18.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Applicants are invited to participate in a live webinar to learn more about the FY 2020 Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services program.

Monday, September 9, 2019, 3 PM – 4 PM ET
Participant call-in number: 866-299-7945
Participant PIN: 5680404#

For more information and to join the webinar:
https://www.imls.gov/webinars/fy-2020-native-americannative-hawaiian-museum-services

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Due Date: Submit through Grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on November 15, 2019.
- Anticipated Date of Notification of Award Decisions: June 2020 (subject to the availability of funds and IMLS discretion)
- Beginning Date of Period of Performance: Projects must begin on July 1, 2020.

Cost sharing is encouraged but not required for the NANH program, and will not be considered in the evaluation.

There is no limit on the number of applications you may submit under this announcement.

Before submitting an application, your organization must have a current and active D-U-N-S® number (a unique entity identifier), System for Award Management (SAM.gov) registration, and Grants.gov registration. Check your materials and registrations well in advance of the application deadline to ensure that they are accurate, current, and active.

You must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting your application package. The multi-step registration process generally cannot be completed in a single day. If you are not already registered, you should allow several weeks before the grant program deadline to complete this one-time process. Do not wait until the day of the application deadline to register.

You will need your Grants.gov user ID and password that you obtain during the registration process to submit your application when it is complete.

A pre-recorded webinar can be viewed at:
https://youtu.be/tMGrkeBrYSc

View this opportunity on Grants.gov:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=319576

Information Sessions: https://www.imls.gov/webinars/fy-2020-native-americannative-hawaiian-museum-services

For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov page above.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Program Contacts:
Sandra Narva
Senior Program Officer
snarva@imls.gov
202-653-4634

Laura Zamarripa
Museum Program Specialist
lzamarripa@imls.gov
202-653-4753

Agency Location
955 L’Enfant Plaza North, SW, Suite 4000
Washington, D.C. 20024-2135

CFDA Number:

45.308

Funding or Pin Number:

NANH-FY20

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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