Application: The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for FY 2019 (PDF 389KB) is now available.
Grant Amount: $5,000–$250,000
Grant Period: Up to three years
Cost Share Requirement: You must provide funds from non-federal sources in an amount that is equal to or greater than the amount of your IMLS request.
Museums Empowered: Professional Development Opportunities for Museum Staff, a special initiative of the Museums for America grant program, supports staff capacity building projects that use professional development to generate systemic change within a museum.
Museums Empowered has four project categories:
Diversity and Inclusion
Eligibility: Museums that fulfill the eligibility criteria for museums may apply.
Senior Program Officer
Museum Program Officer
We invite you to view two pre-recorded webinars:
FY19 Choosing a Funding Opportunity: We recommend that you view this presentation before participating in a program-specific webinar.
FY19 IMLS Forms: This webinar provides detailed tips on completing required forms for all grant programs.
We invite you to view a pre-application webinar to learn more about Museums Empowered.
Learn more about accessing IMLS webinars at the bottom of the Events and Webinars page of the IMLS website.