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    Museum Grants Generate $31M in Matching Funds

    The new projects will focus on creating positive community change and building organizational capacity.

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    Be Prepared

    Tips for museums and libraries in the path of Hurricane Florence.

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    Museum Tours Revitalize Historic District

    Here’s how the Wing Luke Museum transformed its programs to help empower local Asian Pacific American communities.

  • 2018 National Medalist Orange County Library System’s English Conversation Hour, ESL students can practice their...
    Community Catalyst Initiative Funds 12 New Projects

    The grants to libraries, museums, and their partners will support innovative community development work.

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    Announcing 45 New Grants to Support America's Libraries

    $8.1 million in library services grants was awarded through National Leadership Grants for Libraries and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.

  • FY 2018 NANH Awarded Grants
    IMLS Invests $5 Million to Strengthen Tribal Communities

    Celebrating 20 years of support for Native American and Native Hawaiian libraries.

  • FY 2019 IMLS Museum Funding Opportunities
    Six Museum Grant Programs Now Open

    Now accepting applications for five current grant programs, as well as one new opportunity offered for small museums.


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See the impact of IMLS in your state through grants, events, features, and research making a difference where you live.

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Grants to States

The Grants to States program is the largest source of federal funding support for library services in the U.S. Using a population based formula, more than $150 million is distributed among the State Library Administrative Agencies every year.

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June 2018 IMLS Project Profile

Literacy Garden Teaches Mississippi Kids to Wonder

The Mississippi Children’s Museum’s Literacy Garden creates whimsical experiences that connect children with literacy and nature.

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