The Notice of Funding Opportunity (Grant Program Guidelines) for the current fiscal year is now available:
Access FY 2015 Notice of Funding Opportunity Online
Read more about Museum Grants for African American History and Culture on the IMLS website.
|Cost Share Requirement:
||For applications requesting Museum Grants for African American History and Culture of more than $25,000, you must provide funds from non-federal sources in an amount that is equal to or greater than the amount of the request. No cost sharing is permitted for applications requesting amounts from $5,000-$25,000.
Museum Grants for African American History and Culture (AAHC) support projects that improve the operations, care of collections, and development of professional management at African American museums.
AAHC grants can fund both new and ongoing museum activities and programs.
Museums that fulfill the eligibility criteria for museums may apply. Eligible applicants include museums whose primary purpose is African American life, art, history, and/or culture, encompassing: the period of slavery; the era of Reconstruction; the Harlem renaissance; the civil rights movement; and other periods of the African American diaspora. Nonprofit organizations whose primary purpose is to support museums identified above may also apply. Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCUs) are also eligible. Please see program guidelines for specific eligibility criteria.
Mark Isaksen, Senior Museum Program Officer
Mary Sellers, Museum Program Specialist