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Museums Empowered: Professional Development Opportunities for Museum Staff

December 14, 2018
Grant Info: 

Application: The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for FY 2019 (PDF 389KB) 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
Organizational Management

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

Program Contacts:
Mark Isaksen
Senior Program Officer

Jill Connors-Joyner
Museum Program Officer

We invite you to view two pre-recorded webinars:
FY19 Choosing a Funding OpportunityWe recommend that you view this presentation before participating in a program-specific webinar.
FY19 IMLS FormsThis webinar provides detailed tips on completing required forms for all grant programs.

We invite you to view a pre-application webinar to learn more about Museums Empowered.

Learn more about accessing IMLS webinars at the bottom of the Events and Webinars page of the IMLS website.