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Museums for America

Deadline: 
November 16, 2020

Application: The FY 2021 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (PDF, 420KB) is now available.
Grant Amount: $5,000–$250,000
Grant Period: Up to three years
Cost Share Requirement: You must provide funds from non-federal sources in an amount that is equal to or greater than the amount of your IMLS request.

Program Overview:
The Museums for America program supports projects that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public. Museums for America 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

Helen Wechsler
Supervisory Grants Management Specialist
hwechsler@imls.gov

Steve Shwartzman
Senior Museum Program Officer
sshwartzman@imls.gov

Mark Feitl
Senior Museum Program Officer
mfeitl@imls.gov

Steve Shwartzman
Senior Museum Program Officer
sshwartzman@imls.gov

Mark Isaksen
Supervisory Grants Management Specialist
misaksen@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 Museums for America 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.