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Inspire! Grants for Small Museums

Deadline: 
November 15, 2019

Application: The FY 2020 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (PDF, 450 KB) is now available.
Grant Amount: $5,000–$50,000
Grant Period: Up to two years
Cost Share Requirement: None

Program Overview: 
Inspire! Grants for Small Museums is a special initiative of the Museums for America program. It is designed to help small museums implement projects that address priorities identified in their strategic plans. Inspire! has three project categories:

  • Lifelong Learning
  • Community Anchors and Catalysts
  • Collections Stewardship and Public Access

Program Contacts:
If you have questions, please contact the staff member listed under the category that best fits your project:

Lifelong Learning

Community Anchors and Catalysts

Collections Stewardship and Public Access

Reagan Moore
Museum Program Officer
rmoore@imls.gov
202-653-4637

Mark Feitl
Museum Program Officer
mfeitl@imls.gov
202-653-4635

Webinars:
We invite you to view a pre-recorded webinar:
Choosing a Funding Opportunity for FY 2020 is a general presentation on IMLS museum grants. We recommend that you view this presentation for an overview before considering a specific grant program. Click here to access recordings in different formats or to read the transcript.

We invite you to participate in a live webinar to learn more about the FY2020 Inspire! Grants for Small Museums program: 
FY 2020 Inspire! Grants for Small Museums, Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 3 PM – 4 PM EST

*All grant programs are subject to the availability of funds and IMLS discretion.