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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 Choosing a Funding Opportunity for FY 2020, a general presentation on IMLS museum grants. Click here to access recordings in different formats or to read the transcript.

To learn more about the FY 2020 Inspire! Grants for Small Museums program, view the FY 2020 Inspire! Grants for Small Museums Information Session. Click here to access recordings in different formats or to read the transcript.

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