Grant Applicants
National Medal for Museum and Library Service

The instructions and nomination form for the current fiscal year are now available:

Download FY 2015 Instructions (PDF, 85KB)
Download FY 2015 Nomination Form
(Fill-in PDF, 174KB)

Visit the National Medals page in our National Initiatives section to learn more about the annual celebration of the National Medal recipients.

Deadline: October 15, 2014
Program Contact: Katherine Maas, Museum Program Specialist

Katie Murray, Special Assistant to the Acting Director
Program Overview:

The National Medal honors outstanding institutions that make significant and exceptional contributions to their communities. Selected institutions demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service and exceed the expected levels of community outreach. These organizations have established themselves as community anchor institutions. Recipient institutions are honored at an awards ceremony that is held in Washington, DC.

Nominations should describe:

  • the population served and community needs;
  • the institution’s programs, services, and partnerships;
  • impact and evaluation of programs; and
  • financial sustainability.

See Nomination Instructions

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