The resources below are provided for IMLS grant program reviewers, but we also encourage grant applicants and prospective reviewers to familiarize themselves with the grant review process by reading the handbooks below.
IMLS program offices prepare reviewer handbooks for each grant program, which provide reviewers with the background information and instruction they need to effectively review grant applications. The following handbooks are available in PDF format:
Museums for America:
Museum Grants for African American History and Culture Handbook
Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services Handbook
National Leaderships Grants for Museums:
Sparks! Ignition Grants -- Museums Handbook
Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Handbooks:
Reviewers can access the Online Reviewer System Login here (password-protected).
Ethics/Avoiding Conflicts of Interest