Deadline: November 15, 2024*
Application: The FY 2025 Notice of Funding Opportunity is not yet available. The FY 2024 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (PDF, 631KB) is available for reference.
Grant Amount: $5,000–$250,000
Grant Period: One 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.
The Museums for America program supports museums of all sizes and disciplines in strategic, project-based efforts to serve the public through exhibitions, educational/interpretive programs, digital learning resources, professional development, community debate and dialogue, audience-focused studies, and/or collections management, curation, care, and conservation. Museums for America has three project categories:
- Lifelong Learning
- Community Engagement
- Collections Stewardship and Access
If you have questions, please contact any of the staff members listed under the category that best fits your project.
Collections Stewardship and Access
To schedule a time to talk to staff about Lifelong Learning click here.
The FY 2024 webinars are available for reference.
Getting Started with IMLS Museum Grants for FY 2024 is a general presentation on IMLS museum grant programs. We recommend that you view this presentation for an overview before considering a specific grant program. Click here to access the recording or to read the transcript.
FY 2024 Museums for America provides detailed information about the goals of this specific grant program and how to apply. Click here to access the recording or to read the transcript.
To view all archived webinars, please click here.
*All grant programs are subject to the availability of funds and IMLS discretion. Deadlines are tentative.