Deadline Extended to May 15 for New Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services Grant Applications

The following is a press release from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services:

For Immediate Release    Eileen Maxwell
202/606-8339                  Mamie Bittner

WASHINGTON, DC February 23, 2005

May 15 is the new deadline for applications to the Native American/Native Hawaiian
Museum Services Grant program. Draft guidelines are available online for the program,
which provides grants from $5,000 to $20,000 to support museum activities of Native
American tribes; Alaska Native villages, regional corporations, and village corporations;
and organizations that primarily serve Native Hawaiians. Funding will be provided for
three areas:
* Programming - services and activities that support the educational mission of the
museum, including exhibits, research and interpretation, and educational
resources, demonstrations, and performances
* Professional development - education or training that builds skills, knowledge,
and other professional capacity for individuals who provide museum services,
including enrollment in courses, attendance at professional conferences, and
hiring of consultants or technical assistance; and
* Enhancement of museum services - support for activities that enable and improve
museum services, including planning, policy development, technology equipment
purchase, security, collections care and management, and hiring of staff to
support museum services.

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