Institute of Museum and Library Services: Museums for America
The Museums for America program supports projects that strengthen the ability of a museum to serve the public. There are three project categories:
- Learning Experiences: Supports the ability of museums to empower people of all ages through experiential learning and discovery. Successful projects provide high-quality, inclusive education opportunities that address particular audience needs.
- Community Anchors: Promotes the role of museums as partners in addressing the needs of their communities by leveraging their expertise, knowledge, physical space, technology, and other resources. Projects strive to create better quality of life within communities.
- Collections Stewardship: Supports management, care, and conservation of museum collections. Projects address a well-documented need and contribute to the long-term preservation of materials entrusted to the museum’s care.
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.
Eligibility: Museums that fulfill the general criteria for museums may apply (see http://www.imls.gov/applicants/museums.aspx).
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