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IMLS CARES Act Awards to be Announced in August, September

August 12, 2020

IMLS CARES Act Awards to be Announced in August, September

Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services will announce the award recipients for IMLS CARES Act Grants in two rounds by grant program, beginning this month.

Awards made through IMLS CARES Act Grants for Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum and Library Services, which will assist Indian Tribes and organizations that primarily serve and represent Native Hawaiians in responding to the coronavirus pandemic, will be announced in August. IMLS received more than 100 applications for $1,200,000 in available funding.

Awards made through IMLS CARES Act Grants for Museums and Libraries will be announced in September. The agency received more than 1,600 applications for $13,800,000 in available funding.

"We received over 1,700 grant applications for our IMLS CARES Act funding, representing the overwhelming need in communities," said IMLS Director Crosby Kemper. "Working virtually and remotely, our staff is reviewing and responding to get this money into the hands of museums and libraries as soon as possible over the next few weeks."

In addition to the IMLS CARES Act awards, Native American Library Services Basic Grants and Enhancement Grants will also be announced in August. They will follow other recent announcements for the following grant programs: Museums for America, Museums Empowered, Inspire! Grants for Small Museums, and National Leadership Grants for Museums on August 6; and National Leadership Grants for Libraries and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian program on July 23.

For questions, please contact the staff members listed on the grant program pages.

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Programs: 
IMLS CARES Act Grants for Museums and Libraries
IMLS CARES Act Grants for Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum and Library Services