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"Museums for America Application Deadline is November 15"
2005-10-24 until 2005-11-15
Institute of Museum and Library Services
USA United States of America
IMLS's largest grant program for museums will award over $16 million to
museums nationwide in FY2006. Washington, DC-The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
encourages U.S. museums, from art to zoo, both large and small, to apply for funds from the largest federal grant program for museums, Museums for America.
"Museums for America grants help museums sustain cultural heritage,
support lifelong learning and act as centers of community engagement,"
said IMLS Acting Director Mary Chute. "The grants enable these
institutions to advance their strategic plans and create public value."
In FY 2005, IMLS awarded $16,859,240 to 169 museums of all types and sizes across the country. For examples of the types of projects Museums for America support, please see the descriptions of this year's grant projects at:
The deadline is fast approaching: November 15, 2005. IMLS encourages all
eligible museums to apply. Applicants may request up to $150,000.
Guidelines, successful proposals, and application forms are available on
the IMLS Web site at: http://www.imls.gov/grants/museum/mus_mfa.htm. You
may also contact Christine Henry, Senior Program Officer, at
202-653-4674, firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for further
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is an independent federal
grant-making agency dedicated to creating and sustaining a nation of
learners by helping libraries and museums serve their communities. The
Institute fosters leadership, innovation, and a lifetime of learning by
supporting the 15,000 museums and 122,000 libraries in America. The
Institute also encourages partnerships to expand the educational benefit
of libraries and museums. To learn more about the Institute, please
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