Fast Fact Sheet: Museum Grants for African American History and Culture (2012)
Number of applications received: 41
Number of awards made: 14
Total amount requested: $4,227,160
Total amount awarded: $1,442,312
Total recipient match: $1,903,034
Museum Grants for African American History and Culture are intended to enhance institutional capacity and sustainability through professional training, technical assistance, internships, outside expertise, and other tools. Successful proposals will focus on one or more of the following three goals: (1) developing or strengthening knowledge, skills, and other expertise of current staff at African American museums; (2) attracting and retaining professionals with the skills needed to strengthen African American museums; and (3) attracting new staff to African American museum practice and providing them with the expertise needed to sustain them in the museum field.
"Museum Grants for African American History and Culture help build the capacity of this important sector of heritage institutions in the United States. We are proud to support these organizations, their exhibits, and their programs."
- IMLS Director Susan Hildreth
About the Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development. To learn more about the Institute, please visit www.imls.gov.