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Notice of Funding Opportunities: Five IMLS Museum Grant Programs for FY 2016

September 15, 2015


IMLS Press Contact
Giuliana Bullard, (link sends e-mail)

Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is now accepting museum grant program applications. The application deadline for each of these programs is December 1, 2015.

For more information about notices of funding opportunities, including instructions for completing applications, contacts, and webinar access information, click on any of the following links.

IMLS staff members are available by phone and email to discuss general issues relating to these funding programs. See links above for contacts and phone numbers.

Webinars with Program Staff

A pre-recorded webinar detailing important information about museum funding opportunities is accessible online.

Potential grant applicants are also invited to participate in one or more of the live pre-application webinars listed below. Click here for instructions on how to join the webinars.

  • Sparks! Ignition Grants for Museums: Tuesday, October 13, 3:30 p.m. EDT
  • Museums for America: Thursday, October 15, 3:30 p.m. EDT
  • National Leadership Grants for Museums: Wednesday, October 21, 2 p.m. EDT
  • Museum Grants for African American History and Culture: Thursday, October 22, 2 p.m. EDT
  • Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services: Tuesday, October 27, 3 p.m. ED


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Museum Grants for African American History and Culture
Museums for America
National Leadership Grants for Museums
Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services
Sparks! Ignition Grants for Museums