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IMLS Now Accepting Museum Grant Applications for FY 2017

September 08, 2016 ET

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

IMLS Press Contact
202-653-4799
Giuliana Bullard, gbullard@imls.gov

IMLS Now Accepting Museum Grant Applications for FY 2017
Four Grant Programs Share December 1 Deadline

Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is now accepting applications for four museum grant programs. The application deadline for each of these programs is December 1, 2016.

Notable changes in FY 2017 include increases in award amount limits for Museums for America and National Leadership Grants programs. Museums for America applicants may request awards of up to $500,000, an increase of $350,000 from last year, and National Leadership Grant applicants may request research and non-research awards of up to $1,000,000, an increase of $500,000 from last year. The Museums for America and National Leadership Grants program guidelines also include information about activities of special interest to IMLS for FY 2017.

See the IMLS website for program guidelines (notices of funding opportunities), instructions for completing applications, staff contacts, and webinar information for each museum grant program:

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.

Museums for America: Friday, October 14, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT
National Leadership Grants for Museums: Monday, October 17, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT
Museum Grants for African American History and Culture: Thursday, October 13, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT
Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services: Thursday, October 6, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Programs: 
Museum Grants for African American History and Culture
Museums for America
National Leadership Grants for Museums
Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services