Institute of Museum and Library Services: Museum Grants for African American History and Culture
Museum Grants for African American History and Culture (AAHC) support projects that improve the operations, care of collections, and development of professional management at African American museums. AAHC grants can fund both new and ongoing museum activities and programs.
Amount: Grants range from $5,000 to $150,000 and have a period of up to three years. Requests over $25,000 must provide funds from non-federal sources that are equal or greater than the request amount. Approximately 15 grants will be awarded.
Eligibility: Museums that fulfill the eligibility criteria for museums may apply (see http://www.imls.gov/applicants/museums.aspx). Eligible applicants include museums whose primary purpose is African American life, art, history, and/or culture, encompassing: the period of slavery; the era of Reconstruction; the Harlem renaissance; the civil rights movement; and other periods of the African American diaspora. Nonprofit organizations whose primary purpose is to support museums identified above may also apply. Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCUs) are also eligible.
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