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Museum Grants for African American History and Culture

Deadline: 
December 01, 2015
Grant Info: 

Application: The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for FY 2016 is now available.

Grant Amount: $5,000-$150,000

Grant Period: Up to three years

Cost Share Requirement:

For applications requesting Museum Grants for African American History and Culture of more than $25,000, 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 permitted for applications requesting amounts from $5,000-$25,000.

Program Overview:

Museum Grants for African American History and Culture (AAHC) support projects that improve the operations, care of collections, and development of professional management at African American museums.

AAHC grants can fund both new and ongoing museum activities and programs.

Eligibility:

Museums that fulfill the eligibility criteria for museums may apply. Eligible applicants include museums whose primary purpose is African American life, art, history, and/or culture, encompassing: the period of slavery; the era of Reconstruction; the Harlem renaissance; the civil rights movement; and other periods of the African American diaspora. Nonprofit organizations whose primary purpose is to support museums identified above may also apply. Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCUs) are also eligible. Please see program guidelines for specific eligibility criteria.

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

Webinars:

Learn more about museum grant programs by participating in IMLS webinars. Click here for instructions.

A general presentation on IMLS museum grants. We recommend that you view this presentation before participating in a program-specific webinar.

FY16 Museum Grants for African American History and Culture program webinar.