Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
11/15/19 11:59 PM ET
Grants starting at $5,000 to USA and territories nonprofit organizations and agencies for institutional capacity building projects at African American museums. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is also intended for professional development opportunities for staff at African American museums.
The AAHC program supports projects that nurture museum professionals, build institutional capacity, and increase access to museum and archival collections at African American museums and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). IMLS welcomes applications from museums of all sizes and geographic areas whose primary purpose, as reflected in their mission, is African American art, life, history, and culture.
Indicators (characteristics) of successful projects in the AAHC program are as follows:
Projects may be structured at any of several stages of maturity: exploratory, piloting, scaling, or mainstreaming. A proposed project’s activities may be brand new to the institution, or they may implement learnings, perspectives, or competencies acquired during a previous project. A project may be an effort to intensify the impact of an approach that has been tested and found to be effective, or it may be structured as an opportunity to expand a function or activity that has been deemed successful.
Examples of eligible projects can be found at https://www.imls.gov/sites/default/files/fy20-oms-aahc-nofo.pdf#page=4.
Eligible expenses may be found at https://www.imls.gov/sites/default/files/fy20-oms-aahc-nofo.pdf#page=21.
GrantWatch ID#: 162642
Award Ceiling: $250,000
Award Floor: $5,000
Anticipated period of performance July 1, 2020– June 30 2023. Project activities may be carried out for one to three years.
Beginning Date of Period of Performance: Projects must begin on July 1, 2020.
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USA Territories: American Samoa (USA) Guam (USA) Puerto Rico (USA) Virgin Islands (USA) Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA) Marshall Islands (USA) Republic of Palau (USA)