Deadline: November 15, 2023*
Application: The FY 2024 Notice of Funding Opportunity is not yet available. The FY 2023 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (PDF 860KB) is available for reference.
Grant Amount: $5,000–$750,000
Grant Period: One 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 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 to strengthen museum services for the American public.

Program Contacts:
Helen Wechsler
Supervisory Grants Management Specialist
To schedule a time to talk to Helen Wechsler, click here.

The FY 2023 webinars are available for reference.

Choosing a Funding Opportunity for FY 2023 is a general presentation on IMLS museum grant programs. We recommend that you view this presentation for an overview before considering a specific grant program. Click here to access the recording or to read the transcript.

FY 2023 National Leadership Grants for Museums provides detailed information about the goals of this specific grant program and how to apply. Click here to access the recording 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.