Application: The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for FY 2018 (PDF, 389 KB) is now available.
Grant Amount: $5,000 - $150,000
Grant Period: Up to three years
Cost Share Requirement: For applications requesting grants 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.
Museum Grants for African American History and Culture support projects that improve the operations, care of collections, and development of professional management at African American museums.
Eligibility: Eligible applicants include museums with a primary purpose and focus on 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. Museum applicants must also fulfill the IMLS general eligibility criteria for museums.
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.
Senior Program Officer
Museum Program Specialist
We invite you to view two pre-recorded webinars:
- FY18 Choosing a Funding Opportunity: We recommend that you view this presentation before participating in a program-specific webinar.
- FY18 IMLS Forms: This webinar provides detailed tips on completing required forms for all grant programs.
We invite you to participate in a live webinar to learn more about the FY18 Museum Grants for African American History and Culture:
- FY18 Museum Grants for African American History and Culture, Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm.
Learn more about accessing IMLS webinars at the bottom of the Events and Webinars page of the IMLS website.