America250 is the nationwide commemoration of America’s 250th anniversary in 2026 led by the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission.

Museums for Digital Learning

Museums for Digital Learning (MDL) brings together museums of various disciplines, sizes, and geographic regions to contribute to a shared digital platform offering K-12 educational resource kits developed from museum collections.

National Medal for Museum and Library Service

The National Medal for Museum and Library Service is the nation’s highest honor for institutions that make significant and exceptional contributions to their communities.

Communities for Immunity

IMLS, CDC, and key museum and library organizations have joined together in a partnership to boost COVID-19 vaccine confidence in communities across the United States.

REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM)

OCLC, IMLS, and Battelle are working together to create and distribute science-based information and recommended practices to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 for museums, libraries, and archives.

Save America's Treasures

Save America's Treasures is a National Park Service grant program in collaboration with IMLS, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Museums for All

Museums for All, a partnership between IMLS and the Association of Children’s Museums, encourages low-income families to visit museums and build lifelong museum habits.

Museum Assessment Program

The Museum Assessment Program is designed to help museums assess their strengths and weaknesses and plan for the future.

National Student Poets Program

The National Student Poets Program is the nation’s highest honor for youth poets presenting original work. This partnership with the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers recognizes student poets’ achievements at the national level and highlights the importance of literacy.

Collections Assessment for Preservation

The Collections Assessment for Preservation program is a joint effort of the IMLS and the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC) to help small and mid-sized museums better care for their collections.