September 20, 2012


IMLS Press Contact
Mamie Bittner,

Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) today announced 52 National Leadership Grants totaling $12,065,054. The institutions receiving the awards are matching them with $9,759,281 in non-federal funds. IMLS received 211 applications requesting $47,635,924.

"We believe that each of these grants will advance the museum, library, and archive professions through new research and the creation and dissemination of innovative tools, models, and activities that can be shared broadly," said IMLS Director Susan Hildreth." Of particular note, IMLS is investing $1,957,773 in projects that support the Campaign for Grade Level Reading, including efforts to increase school readiness and prevent summer learning loss."

Click here to view the list of funded projects.

For more information about National Leadership Grants, including program guidelines and contacts, please visit one of the following pages:

National Leadership Grants for Libraries:
National Leadership Grants for Museums:

Use the IMLS grants search tool to view our archive of grants awarded by the Institute. Search grants by grant name, institution, or project type.

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National Leadership Grants for Libraries