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Museum Grants for African American History and Culture

Deadline: 
November 15, 2019

Application: The FY 2020 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (PDF, 409 KB) is now available.
Grant Amount: $5,000 - $250,000
Grant Period: Up to three years
Cost Share Requirement: You must provide funds from non-federal sources in an amount that is equal to or greater than the amount of the request. No cost sharing is required for applications requesting amounts from $5,000-$50,000.

Program Overview:
The goals of the Museum Grants for African American History and Culture program (AAHC program) are to build the capacity of African American museums and support the growth and development of museum professionals at African American museums.

The AAHC program supports projects that nurture museum professionals, build institutional capacity, and increase access to museum and archival collections at African American museums and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Program Contacts:
Mark Isaksen
Senior Program Officer
misaksen@imls.gov
202-653-4667

Ashley Jones
Program Specialist
ajones@imls.gov
202-653-4782

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 FY 2020 Museum Grants for African American History and Culture program:
Museum Grants for African American History and Culture, Thursday, September 19, 2019, 2 PM – 3 PM EST