Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
11/15/19 11:59 PM ET
Grants starting from $5,000 to USA and territories museums and nonprofit organizations applying on behalf of a museum for projects to increase their capacity to serve the public. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended for projects that support lifelong learning, libraries as community anchors and catalysts, and collections stewardship and public access.
The Museums for America program supports projects that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public. Museums for America has three project categories:
The following list includes some examples of generally allowable costs, both for IMLS funds and for cost share (if applicable), under this announcement:
Special interests can be found at https://www.imls.gov/sites/default/files/fy20-oms-mfa-nofo.pdf#page=3.
A detailed description of project categories, and project examples can be found at https://www.imls.gov/sites/default/files/fy20-oms-mfa-nofo.pdf#page=5.
GrantWatch ID#: 148060
Expected amount of individual awards: $5,000 - $250,000
- Anticipated start dates for new awards Projects must begin on September 1, 2020.
- Anticipated period of performance September 1, 2020 – August 31, 2023. Project activities may be carried out for one to three years.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
If you have questions, please contact any of the staff members listed under the category that best fits your project.
Lifelong Learning contacts:
Sandra Narva, Senior Program Officer
Reagan Moore, Museum Program Officer
Community Anchors and Catalysts contacts:
Steve Shwartzman, Senior Program Officer
Ashley Jones, Museum Program Specialist
Collections Stewardship and Public Access contacts:
Connie Bodner, Supervisory Grants Management Specialist
Mark Feitl, Museum Program Officer
955 L’Enfant Plaza North, SW, Suite 4000
Washington, D.C. 20024-2135
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USA Territories: American Samoa (USA) Guam (USA) Puerto Rico (USA) Virgin Islands (USA) Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA) Marshall Islands (USA) Republic of Palau (USA)
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