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Inspire! Grants for Small Museums

Deadline: 
November 16, 2020

Application: The FY 2021 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (PDF, 510KB) is now available.
Grant Amount: $5,000–$50,000
Grant Period: Up to two years
Cost Share Requirement: None

Program Overview:
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
  • Collections Stewardship and Access

Program Contacts:
If you have questions, please contact any of the staff members listed under the category that best fits your project:

Lifelong Learning
Community Anchors

Collections Stewardship and Access

Reagan Moore
Senior Museum Program Officer
rmoore@imls.gov

Reagan Moore
Senior Museum Program Officer
rmoore@imls.gov

Ashley Jones
Museum Program Specialist
ajones@imls.gov

Laura Zamarripa
Museum Program Specialist
lzamarripa@imls.gov

Webinars:
We invite you to view two pre-recorded webinars:

Choosing a Funding Opportunity for FY 2021 is a general presentation on IMLS museum grants. We recommend that you view this presentation for an overview before considering a specific grant program. Click here to access recordings in different formats or to read the transcript.

FY 2021 Inspire! Grants for Small Museums provides detailed information about the goals of this specific grant program and how to apply.

*All grant programs are subject to the availability of funds and IMLS discretion.