Deadline: November 15, 2021*
Application: The FY 2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity is not yet available. The FY 2021 Notice of Funding Opportunity (PDF 375KB) is available for reference.
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 projects that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public. Museums for America has three project categories:

  • Lifelong Learning
  • Community Anchors
  • 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 Anchors

Collections Stewardship and Access

Reagan Moore
Senior Museum Program Officer

Mark Isaksen
Supervisory Grants Management Specialist

Mark Feitl
Senior Museum Program Officer

Helen Wechsler
Supervisory Grants Management Specialist

Ashley Jones
Museum Program Specialist

Laura Zamarripa
Museum Program Specialist

The FY 2021 webinars are available for reference.

Choosing a Funding Opportunity for FY 2021, 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.

Museums for America, information about this program for FY 2021. Click here to access recordings in different formats, or to read the transcript.

To view all archived webinars, please click here.

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