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National Leadership Grants for Museums

Deadline: 
November 15, 2019

Application: The FY 2020 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (PDF, 484 KB) is now available.
Grant Amount: $5,000–$1,000,000
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 the request, unless otherwise indicated in the FY 2020 Notice of Funding Opportunity.

Program Overview:
National Leadership Grants for Museums support projects that address critical needs of the museum field and that have the potential to advance practice in the profession so that museums can improve services for the American public. This program has five project categories:

  • Collections Care and Public Access
  • Data, Analysis, and Assessment
  • Digital Platforms and Applications
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Professional Development

Program Contacts:
If you have questions, please contact any of the staff members listed under the category that best fits your project.

Collections Care and Public Access

Data, Analysis, and Assessment

Digital Platforms and Applications

Diversity and Inclusion

Professional Development

Connie Bodner
Supervisory Grants Management Specialist
cbodner@imls.gov
202-653-4636

Helen Wechsler
Supervisory Grants Management Specialist
hwechsler@imls.gov
202-653-4779

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

Webinars:
We invite you to view Choosing a Funding Opportunity for FY 2020, a general presentation on IMLS museum grants. Click here to access recordings in different formats or to read the transcript.

To learn more about the FY 2020 National Leadership Grants for Museums program, view the FY 2020 National Leadership Grants for Museums Information Session. Click here to access recordings in different formats or to read the transcript.

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