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Grant Opportunity Reminder

December 1, 2016 Deadlines Announced for Four IMLS Museum Grants

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is now accepting applications for four museum grant programs. 

Notable changes in FY 2017 include increases in award amount limits for Museums for America and National Leadership Grants programs. Museums for America applicants may request awards of up to $500,000, an increase of $350,000 from last year, and National Leadership Grant applicants may request research and non-research awards of up to $1,000,000, an increase of $500,000 from last year. The Museums for America and National Leadership Grants program guidelines also include information about activities of special interest to IMLS for FY 2017.

See the IMLS website for program guidelines (notices of funding opportunities), instructions for completing applications, staff contacts, and webinar information for each museum grant program:

-  Museums for America
-  National Leadership Grants for Museums
-  Museum Grants for African American History and Culture
-  Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services Program

A wide range of eligible activities include: preservation planning; surveys; conservation; digitization; and training. (See guidelines for other activities)

Webinars with Program Staff
A pre-recorded webinar detailing important information about museum funding opportunities is accessible online. Potential grant applicants are also invited to participate in one or more of the live pre-application webinars listed below. See IMLS Website for schedule and instructions.


Interesting in Working with NEDCC on an IMLS Museum Grant Project?

Feel free to contact NEDCC Staff to Start a Conversation:

Mary Patrick Bogan, Director of Book Conservation
Michael Lee, Director of Paper and Photograph Conservation
Terrance D'Ambrosio, Director of Imaging Services
Jane Pipik, Manager of Audio Preservation Services
Jessica Bitely, Director of Preservation Services


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