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Museum Grants for African American History and Culture

Deadline: 
November 15, 2019

Application: The most recent Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (PDF, 409 KB) is available for reference.
Grant Amount: $5,000 - $250,000
Grant Period: Up to three years

All grant programs are subject to the availability of funds and IMLS discretion. The deadlines and other information are tentative until the FY 2021 NOFO is posted. The next anticipated deadline is November 16, 2020.

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:
Museum Grants for African American History and Culture support activities that build the capacity of African American museums and support the growth and development of museum professionals at African American museums.

Eligibility:
Organizations that fulfill the eligibility criteria to be specified in the anticipated FY2021 NOFO may apply.

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

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

Webinars:
Learn more about museum grant programs by participating in IMLS webinars.

A general presentation on IMLS museum grants. We recommend that you view this presentation before participating in a program-specific webinar. The FY 2021 webinar would be posted in advance of the deadline. This FY 2020 webinar remains available for reference.

FY 2020 Museum Grants for African American History and Culture program webinar. The FY 2021 webinar would be posted in advance of the deadline. This FY 2020 webinar remains available for reference.