July 26, 2012


IMLS Press Contact
Mamie Bittner, mbittner@imls.gov

Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) today announced 13 awards totaling $304,866 matched with $174,266 of non-federal funds for Sparks! Ignition Grants. IMLS received 69 applications requesting nearly $1.8 million.

"Sparks! Ignition Grants are designed to help libraries and museums solve challenging problems," said Susan Hildreth, IMLS Director. "They promote creativity and innovation by supporting promising new approaches to issues affecting libraries and museums across the country. This grant program has tremendous potential to turn small investments of funds into nationally significant projects."

Click here to view the list of funded projects.

Click here for more information about this funding opportunity including program guidelines and contacts.

Use the IMLS grants search tool to view our archive of grants awarded by the Institute. Search grants by grant name, institution, or project type.

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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.

Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries