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May 7, 2019
IMLS Announces 10 Recipients of Nation’s Top Award for Museums and Libraries Two Native American Tribes, Research Library, Civil Rights Museum Among Winners WASHINGTON, DC —The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced the 10 recipients of the 2019 National Medal for Museum and...
May 7, 2019
Cynthia Landrum to bring diverse experience, forward-focused leadership to the federal agency.
March 28, 2019
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is pleased to announce funding for the Museum Assessment Program.
March 18, 2019
IMLS director issues a statement on the President's FY 2020 budget request to Congress.
March 11, 2019
IMLS announces the 2019 finalists of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service.
February 28, 2019
The deadline to apply is May 1, 2019. Competitive grants are available to federally recognized Native American tribes and Native Alaskan villages.
February 28, 2019
The deadline to apply is May 1, 2019. Grants are available to nonprofit organizations that primarily serve and represent Native Hawaiians.
February 25, 2019
Museums, libraries, and archives show 10 years of progress in caring for our nation’s collections, which contain more than 13 billion items.
February 8, 2019
IMLS and leading U.S. agencies celebrate new access to books and other published works for blind, visually impaired, and print-disabled people through the Marrakesh Treaty.
January 22, 2019
The deadline to apply is April 1, 2019. Grants are available to federally recognized Native American tribes and Native Alaskan villages.
November 29, 2018
The new funding opportunity is designed to strengthen the ability of small and rural libraries and archives.
November 26, 2018
Museum grant applicants in areas covered by the California Wildfires Major Disaster Declaration may request an extension to January 4, 2019.
November 16, 2018
Highlights of the PAR include an increased focus on civic engagement, a record number of African American History and Culture grants, and new opportunities for small and rural libraries and museums.
September 28, 2018
IMLS received an additional $1 million for its research, evaluation, and data collection, as well as a $1 million increase in its administration budget.
September 25, 2018
Museums and libraries affected by recent hurricanes and typhoons may apply for an extension.

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