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Museums Empowered: Professional Development Opportunities for Museum Staff

Grant Info: 

Application: The FY 2019 Notice of Funding Opportunity (PDF 389KB) 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.

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

Eligibility: Museums that fulfill the eligibility criteria for museums may apply.

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

Jill Connors-Joyner
Museum Program Officer
jconnors-joyner@imls.gov
202-653-4791

Webinars:

You may learn more about museum grant programs by viewing the following FY 2019 on-demand webinars. New webinars will be posted during the next open application period.

Choosing a Funding Opportunity for FY 2019, a general presentation on IMLS museum grants. We recommend that you view this presentation for an overview before considering a specific grant program. Please click here to access recordings in different formats, or to read the transcript.

Museums Empowered, information about this program for FY 2019. Please click here to access recordings in different formats, or to read the transcript.

To view all archived webinars, please click here