• FY 2019 IMLS Museum Funding Opportunities
    Six Museum Grant Programs Now Open

    Now accepting applications for five current grant programs, as well as one new opportunity offered for small museums.

  • Tlingit, Lukaax̲ádi Clan Leader Nathan Jackson performs a traditional dance with fellow tribal members during...
    $1.4 Million Awarded for Native American and Hawaiian...

    The funded projects will help preserve tribal heritage, culture, and knowledge.

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    Literacy Garden Teaches Mississippi Kids to Wonder

    The Mississippi Children’s Museum’s Literacy Garden creates whimsical experiences that connect children with literacy and nature.

  • African American Cultural Art Designs
    $2.2 Million Awarded for African American Museums

    IMLS awarded a record number of grants this year through the Museum Grants for African American History and Culture program.

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See the impact of IMLS in your state through grants, events, features, and research making a difference where you live.

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Grants to States

The Grants to States program is the largest source of federal funding support for library services in the U.S. Using a population based formula, more than $150 million is distributed among the State Library Administrative Agencies every year.

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June 2018 IMLS Project Profile

Literacy Garden Teaches Mississippi Kids to Wonder

The Mississippi Children’s Museum’s Literacy Garden creates whimsical experiences that connect children with literacy and nature.

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IMLS is now accepting applications for six museum grant programs.
Do you ever wonder, “How do I create a proposal that transforms a good idea into a full-blown IMLS-funded collections care project?” Peer reviewers share some insights.
The IMLS Public Libraries Survey report provides a snapshot of public library use, financial health, staffing, and resources in FY 2015.

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