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:
July 16, 2014 03:29 PM
Congress passes sweeping overhaul of nation’s workforce law. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 affirms the role of libraries in assisting the country’s job seekers and employers.
June 3, 2014 10:03 AM
The Wyoming State Library is using LSTA funds to address state residents’ needs to bridge physical and digital divides.
April 2, 2014 02:18 PM
Director Hildreth recognizes volunteer efforts in museums and libraries in honor of National Volunteer Week.
March 14, 2014 01:05 PM
The Alaska State Library worked with the National Telecommunications & Information Administration to establish public computer centers at 97 public libraries across the state, and provide online technology training.
November 27, 2013 09:39 AM
IMLS Statistician Justin Grimes explores what it means to live in a rural area and the impact that public libraries can play make in rural communities.