Application: The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for FY 2019 will be posted 60-90 days before the deadline. The NOFO for FY 2018 (PDF, 419KB) remains 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.
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.
The Museums Empowered program has four project categories:
- Digital Technology
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Organizational Management
Eligibility: Museums that fulfill the eligibility criteria for museums may apply.
If you have questions, please contact either of the staff members listed below:
Senior Program Officer
Museum Program Officer
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 2019 webinar will be posted in August. This FY 2018 webinar remains available for reference.
FY18 Museums Empowered webinar. The FY 2019 webinar will be posted in October. This FY 2018 webinar remains available for reference.