Federal Support for Libraries and Museums
In 2020, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded $280.6 million through grantmaking, research and policy development, to advance, support, and empower America's museums, libraries, and related organizations.
Explore Your State
Museums and libraries across the country are contributing to the wellbeing and advancement of their communities using IMLS funding to develop and expand programs that educate, entertain, and engage visitors.
These institutions are dedicated to providing services ranging from health and wellness information to job resources, and laptop lending programs to virtual story times and online exhibit tours. By reaching out, museums and libraries develop an understanding of the needs in their community. Now, more than ever, connecting people with resources, programs, and information can make a substantial difference in the welfare of the community.
The stories of how grantees are overcoming challenges and supporting their local officials, educators, and patrons is inspiring and hopeful that more institutions will be able to build on those successes to help their communities thrive.
Check back soon to see stories about what your state is doing.