Deadline: November 15, 2021*
Application: The FY 2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity is not yet available. The FY 2021 Notice of Funding Opportunity (PDF 385KB) is available for reference.
Grant Amount: $5,000–$750,000
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 2022 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.

Program Contacts:
If you have questions, please contact a staff member listed below:

Helen Wechsler
Supervisory Grants Management Specialist

Mark Isaksen
Supervisory Grants Management Specialist

The FY 2021 webinars are available for reference.

Choosing a Funding Opportunity for FY 2021, 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.

National Leadership Grants for Museums, information about this program for FY 2021. Click here to access recordings in different formats, or to read the transcript.

To view all archived webinars, please click here.

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