Application: The most recent Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (PDF, 450 KB) is available for reference.
Grant Amount: $5,000–$50,000
Grant Period: Up to two years
Cost Share Requirement: None
All grant programs are subject to the availability of funds and IMLS discretion. The deadlines and other information are tentative until the FY 2021 NOFO is posted. The next anticipated deadline is November 16, 2020.
Inspire! Grants for Small Museums is a special initiative of the Museums for America program. It is designed to help small museums implement projects that address priorities identified in their strategic plans. Inspire! has three project categories:
- Lifelong Learning
- Community Anchors and Catalysts
- Collections Stewardship and Public Access
Museum Program Officer
Learn more about museum grant programs by participating in IMLS webinars.
A general presentation on IMLS museum grants. We recommend that you view this presentation before participating in a program-specific webinar. The FY 2021 webinar would be posted in advance of the deadline. This FY 2020 webinar remains available for reference.
FY 2020 Inspire! Grants for Small Museums program. The FY 2021 webinar would be posted in advance of the deadline. This FY 2020 webinar remains available for reference.