Agency: Institute of Museum & Library Services (IMLS); Program: Nat'l Leadership Grants (CFDA Number: 45.312); Eligibility: Governments, libraries, museums and other nonprofits; Funding: Multiple grants from $50,000 to $1 million (A 1:1 match is required for requests over $250,000, except research projects. Cost sharing of at least one-third is encouraged for requests under $250,000 and for research projects. Demonstration projects are subject to non-research matching provisions.); Deadline: Feb. 1.
Purpose: The program supports projects that can elevate museum and library practice. IMLS wants to advance the ability of museums and libraries to preserve culture, heritage and knowledge while enhancing learning.
Successful proposals will have national impact and generate results that can be widely adapted or replicated to extend the benefit of federal investment.
IMLS seeks to fund projects that have the following characteristics:
Strategic Impact: Proposals should address key needs and challenges that face libraries and museums. They should expand the boundaries within which libraries and museums operate, show the potential for far-reaching impact, and influence practice throughout the museum and/or library communities.
Innovation: Proposals should demonstrate a thorough understanding of current practice and knowledge about the project area, and show how the project will advance the state of the art of museum and library service.
Collaboration: While partners are not required in all NLG categories, the Institute has found that involving carefully chosen partners with complementary competencies and resources can create powerful synergies that extend project impact. Proposals should show understanding of the challenges of collaboration and propose means for addressing them.
Applications may be submitted in the following categories: Advancing Digital Resources, Research, Demonstration, and Library and Museum Collaboration Grants.
Collaborative Planning Grants are also available in any of the four categories to enable project teams from more than one institution to work together to plan a project for a Nat'l Leadership Grant.
Info: For grant guidance, please visit http://www.imls.gov/
Agency: Nat'l Endowment for the Humanities; Program: American Historical & Cultural Organizations Planning & Implementation Grants (CFDA Number: 45.164); Eligibility: Governments and nonprofits;Funding: Grants up to $75,000 for planning grants and up to $1 million for implementation grants; Deadline:Jan. 28.
Purpose: These grants support traveling or long-term museum exhibitions, library-based projects, interpretation of historic places or areas, interpretive Web sites, or other project formats creatively engaging audiences in exploring humanities ideas and questions.
Info: For grant guidance, please visithttp://www.neh.gov/
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