IMLS Awards $4.9 Million in Museum Grants

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) recently announced the awarding of grants totaling $4.875 million in funding under three museum programs administered by the agency.

These include:

  • The first grant projects funded through the Inspire! Grants for Small Museums initiative, launched in 2018. The agency received applications from 202 organizations that requested grants totaling $8,634,902. IMLS selected 30 grantees who will receive a total of $1,172,324 and voluntarily match these awards with an additional $588,304.
  • 18 grants totaling $1,472,000 to support museum services of federally recognized tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations. IMLS received 29 applications through theĀ Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services program, requesting grants totaling $2,689,197, an increase of more than half a million in requested funding than the previous year.
  • Awards totaling $2,231,000 in Museum Grants for African American History and Culture (AAHC). The 14 grantees will match these awards with an additional $2,513,461 in non-federal funds. A total of 37 organizations requested grants totaling $4,841,383. Museum Grants for African American History and CultureĀ support activities that build the capacity of African American museums and support the growth and development of museum professionals at African American museums.