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Museums Empowered: Professional Development Opportunities for Museum Staff

November 15, 2019

Application: The FY 2020 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (PDF, 465 KB) 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:
Museums Empowered: Professional Development Opportunities for Museum Staff, a special initiative of the Museums for America grant program, supports staff capacity building projects that use professional development to generate systemic change within a museum. Museums Empowered has four project categories:

  • Digital Technology
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Evaluation
  • Organizational Management

Program Contacts:
Mark Isaksen
Senior Program Officer

Laura Zamarripa
Museum Program Specialist

We invite you to view a pre-recorded webinar:
Choosing a Funding Opportunity for FY 2020 is 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.

We invite you to participate in a live webinar to learn more about the FY 2020 Museums Empowered:
FY 2020 Museums Empowered, Friday, September 20, 2019, 2 PM – 3 PM EST

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