October 18, 2013


IMLS Press Contact
Giuliana Bullard gbullard@imls.gov

Washington, DC—Because of the government shutdown, IMLS has rescheduled five live webinars for people considering applying for IMLS grants and extended the deadline for its National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The new National Medal nomination deadline is October 31, 2013.

Potential grant applicants who are interested in learning more about IMLS grant programs are invited to participate in free, live pre-application webinars to ask questions and listen to the questions and comments of other webinar participants. The new webinar schedule is:

In addition, potential grant applicants may view a pre-recorded webinar detailing important information about IMLS funding opportunities. It is available here.

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The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. Through grant making, policy development, and research, we help communities and individuals thrive through broad public access to knowledge, cultural heritage, and lifelong learning. To learn more about IMLS, please visit www.imls.gov.

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Museum Grants for African American History and Culture
National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services
Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries
National Medal for Museum and Library Service