Deadline: November 15, 2021*
Application: The FY 2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (PDF 659KB) 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 your IMLS request.

Program Overview:
The Museums for America program supports museums of all sizes and disciplines to undertake projects that strengthen their ability to serve their public. Project activities may include exhibitions, educational or interpretive programs, digital learning resources, professional development, community debate and dialogue, audience-focused studies, and/or collections management, curation, care, and conservation. Museums for America has three project categories:

  • Lifelong Learning
  • Community Engagement
  • Collections Stewardship and Access

Program Contacts:
If you have questions, please contact any of the staff members listed under the category that best fits your project.

Lifelong Learning

Community Engagement

Collections Stewardship and Access

Reagan Moore
Senior Museum Program Officer
rmoore@imls.gov
202-653-4637
To schedule a time to talk to Reagan Moore about Lifelong Learning, click here.

Mark Isaksen
Supervisory Grants Management Specialist
misaksen@imls.gov
202-653-4667
To schedule a time to talk to Mark Isaksen about Community Engagement, click here.

Mark Feitl
Senior Museum Program Officer
mfeitl@imls.gov
202-653-4635
To schedule a time to talk to Mark Feitl about Collections Stewardship and Access, click here.

Laura Zamarripa
Museum Program Specialist
lzamarripa@imls.gov
202-653-4753
To schedule a time to talk to Laura Zamarripa about Lifelong Learning, click here.

Ashley Jones
Museum Program Specialist
ajones@imls.gov
202-653-4782
To schedule a time to talk to Ashley Jones about Community Engagement, click here.

Lola Clairmont
Museum Program Specialist
lclairmont@imls.gov
202-653-4764
To schedule a time to talk to Lola Clairmont about Collections Stewardship and Access, click here.

Webinars:

We invite you to view two pre-recorded webinars:

Choosing a Funding Opportunity for FY 2022 is a general presentation on IMLS museum grant programs. We recommend that you view this presentation for an overview before considering a specific grant program. Click here to access the recording or to read the transcript.

FY 2022 Museums for America provides detailed information about the goals of this specific grant program and how to apply. Click here to access the recording or to read the transcript.

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

Deadline
November 15, 2021