Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
11/15/19 11:59 PM ET
Grants starting at $5,000 to USA and territories nonprofit organizations and agencies for projects to strengthen museum services. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended for research, non-research, and rapid prototyping grants to support projects that address critical needs of the museum field and that have the potential to advance practice in the profession.
Types of grants:
There are five project categories within the NLG for Museums program. The project must align with one of them.
Indicators of successful projects can be found at https://www.imls.gov/sites/default/files/fy20-oms-nlgm-nofo.pdf#page=3.
More information about the project categories and project examples can be found at https://www.imls.gov/sites/default/files/fy20-oms-nlgm-nofo.pdf#page=4.
Eligible expenses can be found at https://www.imls.gov/sites/default/files/fy20-oms-nlgm-nofo.pdf#page=23.
GrantWatch ID#: 162641
- Award Ceiling: $1,000,000
- Award Floor: $5,000
There are three funding levels within the FY20 NLG for Museums program. You must choose one of them.
- Non-research grant, $50,000 - $1,000,000 with 1:1 cost share required.
- Research grant, $50,000 - $1,000,000 with no cost share required.
- Rapid prototyping grant, $5,000 - $50,000 with no cost share required.
- Projects must begin on September 1, 2020.
- Anticipated period of performance: September 1, 2020 - August 31, 2023. Project activities may be carried out for one to three years.
- Non-research grants and Research grants are projects of one to three years.
- Rapid prototyping grants are projects of up to one year.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
If you have questions, please contact any of the staff members listed under the category that best fits your project.
Collections Care and Public Access
Supervisory Grants Management Specialist
Data, Analysis, and Assessment
Digital Platforms and Applications
Supervisory Grants Management Specialist
Diversity and Inclusion
Senior Program Officer
Institute of Museum and Library Services
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