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National Leadership Grants for Museums

Deadline: 
December 14, 2018
Grant Info: 

Application: The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for FY 2019 (PDF 385KB) 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. No cost sharing is required for research projects or projects in the rapid prototyping $5,000 - $50,000 funding level.

Program Overview:
National Leadership Grants for Museums (NLG-M) 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. NLG-M has five project categories. Note that these categories are changing for FY 2019 and are different from those in the FY 2018 NOFO:

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

Eligibility: Museums that fulfill the eligibility criteria for museums may apply. Public or private nonprofit agencies, organizations, or associations that engage in activities designed to advance museums and the museum profession may also apply. In addition, institutions of higher education, including public and non-profit universities, are eligible.

Program Contacts:
If you have questions, please contact any of the staff member 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 two pre-recorded webinars:
FY19 Choosing a Funding Opportunity: We recommend that you view this presentation before participating in a program-specific webinar.
FY19 IMLS Forms: This webinar provides detailed tips on completing required forms for all grant programs.

We invite you to participate in a live webinar to learn more about the FY19 National Leadership Grants for Museums program:
FY19 National Leadership Grants for Museums, Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 3 PM – 4 PM EST

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