"The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development."
Grants range from $15,000-$500,000 and are available for a grant period of up to three years.
"Successful proposals will reflect an understanding of museum service needs in the communities to be served by the project and will explain why the proposed activity will be effective in meeting those needs."
"An applicant must
1. be either a unit of state or local government or a private nonprofit organization that has tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code; and
2. be located in one of the 50 states of the USA, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or Palau ; and
3. qualify as one of the following three types of organizations : Museum, Organization or Institution of higher education."
Mark Isaksen, Senior Program Officer, Phone: 202/653-4667, E-mail: email@example.com
Twinet G. Kimbrough, Program Specialist, Phone: 202/653-4703, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org