Grant Awards Announcement: 2013 Museum Grants for African American History and Culture

August 13, 2013
 
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced today 11 awards totaling $1,336,274, matched with $1,550,095 of non-federal funds, for Museum Grants for African American History and Culture. IMLS received 35 applications requesting $3,985,103 in funds.

"The African American History and Culture grants have been strengthening museums in the United States since 2006," said IMLS Director Susan Hildreth. "I am proud to announce the 2013 recipients.  With these grants, African American institutions will improve the care of their collections, provide professional training to staff, and expand career opportunities in the museum field through internships and fellowships.”

Click here to view the list of funded projects for 2013.

In the past six months, the IMLS blog has featured dozens of stories from the Museum Grants for African American History and Culture program on the AAHC Forum series.

For more information about this funding opportunity, including program guidelines and contacts, see the IMLS website.

Use the IMLS grants search tool to view our archive of grants awarded by the Institute. Search grants by grant name, institution, or project type.

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