Application: The Notice of Funding Opportunity (PDF, 570KB) for FY 2021 is now available.
Deadline: June 28, 2021
Grant Amount: $10,000-$50,000
Grant Period: One year.
Cost Share Requirement: Museum Entities and Library Entities must provide funds from non-federal sources in an amount that is equal to or greater than the amount of your IMLS request. No cost share is required for Federally Recognized Tribes or for Nonprofit Organizations that Primarily Serve and Represent Native Hawaiians.
All grant programs are subject to the availability of funds and IMLS discretion.
The IMLS American Rescue Plan grants program supports museum and library services in addressing community needs created or exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and in assisting with recovery. Projects may continue, enhance, or expand existing programs and services, or they may launch new ones to address emergent needs and unexpected hardships.
Christopher J. Reich
Chief Administrator, Office of Museum Services
Deputy Director for Library Services
Frequently Asked Questions
Click here to read frequently asked questions about the IMLS American Rescue Plan grants program.
Watch this recorded webinar for more information about the IMLS American Rescue Plan Grants.
Learn more about accessing IMLS webinars at the bottom of the Webinars page of the IMLS website.