Federal & Foundation Assistance Monitor

Institute of Museum and Library Services

 
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Small Libraries to Accelerate Practices

The program supports projects to strengthen the ability of small and rural libraries and archives to serve their communities. IMLS invites applications focusing on the following topics: transforming school library practice; community memory; and digital inclusion.

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Small Museums to Implement Strategic Plans

This special initiative is designed to inspire small museums to apply for and implement projects to address priorities identified in their strategic plan. IMLS invites applications focusing on: providing rich learning experiences for individuals of all ages, backgrounds and circumstances; supporting partnerships aimed at assessing and addressing the needs of their communities; strengthening the role of museums as trusted stewards of the collections in their care; and expanding access to collections and associated resources.

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Projects to Meet Critical Humanities’ Needs

The program supports projects to address critical needs of the museum field and with potential to advance practice in the museum profession to strengthen services for the American public. This work may be achieved through projects at various stages of maturity.

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Grants to Highlight African American History

The program improves 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.

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Native Populations to Vie for Funding

These funds go for programming at Native American libraries and museums. The overall goal is to help native populations sustain their heritage and culture. Museums, libraries, schools, tribal colleges or education departments are not eligible applicants, although they may be involved in the administration of the program and their staff may serve as project directors, in partnership with eligible applicants.

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Museum Program Sees $700K Increase

These IMLS funds help museums better serve their communities. The program has three funding categories: (1) lifelong learning (experiential learning and discovery at museums); (2) community anchors (museums as essential partners in addressing the needs of their communities); (3) collections stewardship and public access (museums management, care and conservation of artistic collections).

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Staff to Receive Professional Development Training

The program supports projects strengthening the ability of an individual museum to serve its public. This special initiative funds museums in conducting professional development activities cross-cutting various departments to generate systemic change within the museum.

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IMLS Currently Holding Multiple FY 2019 Competitions

The Institute for Museum and Library Services gets an earlier start on its FY 2019 grantmaking than in previous years, with eight programs currently seeking applications for millions of dollars in grant funding.

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Libraries to Address Challenges, Opportunities

The program supports projects addressing significant challenges and opportunities facing the library and archive fields and that have the potential to advance theory and practice. Successful proposals will generate results such as new tools, research findings, models, services, practices, or alliances that will be widely used, adapted, scaled, or replicated to extend the benefits of federal investment.

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Faculty Members to Advance Careers

The program supports early career development of new library faculty members who are likely to become leaders in library and information science. The grantees will conduct research on any topic in library and information science.

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