Institute of Museum and Library Services: Museums For AmericaDeadline: December 1, 2014
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: $5,000-$150,000. Note: Applicants requesting more than $25,000 must provide funds from non-federal sources in an amount that is equal or greater than the amount of the request.
Eligibility: Museums that fulfill the general criteria for museums may apply (see http://www.imls.gov/applicants/museums.aspx).