Museums and libraries are community anchors that drive economic and community development.
Partnership: Building Sustainable Communities
IMLS is partnering with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) to better understand how museums and libraries are working to support comprehensive community revitalization. Through this partnership, IMLS will analyze existing cases and report back on best practices and strategies for successful museum-library and community collaborations fostering revitalization.
Search the Awarded Grants database for grants to programs that strengthen economic/community development (issue areas have only been assigned to grants awarded since FY 2009)
Economic/community development content on the IMLS Web site:
August 25, 2015 01:25 PM
A new report, prepared by OCLC Research, highlights key themes and issues raised at the IMLS Focus: Learning in Libraries convening.
August 5, 2015 10:04 AM
The New Bedford Whaling Museum hosts an afterschool apprenticeship program to inspire high school students to enroll in college.
June 22, 2015 01:47 PM
The amazing world of “making” took hold of the nation’s capital this month, and IMLS played an important role organizing key festivities.
June 16, 2015 09:09 AM
Madison Public Library is tapping into their community of artists and makers to design programming for their makerspace, The Bubbler.
June 15, 2015 02:42 PM
The Chevron Maker Annex at the Children’s Museum of Houston is a unique space that caters to the innovator child.