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July 23, 2019
IMLS announces the first awards under a special funding initiative focused on small and rural libraries and archives.
July 8, 2019
These free workshops provide attendees with detailed information about IMLS grants and the application process.
June 27, 2019
IMLS funds 60 projects including Lifelong Learning, Digital Literacy, and Library Training Programs.
June 13, 2019
Five high schoolers will serve for a year as National Student Poets, working with museums, libraries, and communities.
June 7, 2019
The 2017 Public Libraries Survey measured key indicators of public library use, financial health, staffing, and resources.
June 6, 2019
IMLS awards $2,231,000 in Museum Grants for African American History and Culture, generating $2.5 million in matching funds.
June 6, 2019
IMLS announces the first projects funded through the Inspire! Grants for Small Museums initiative, following a significant response from the museum sector.
June 6, 2019
18 grants totaling $1,472,000 were awarded to support museum services of federally recognized tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations.
June 5, 2019
The Public Libraries Survey provides an annual snapshot of public library use, financial health, staffing, and resources.
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.