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IMLS Museums for America grants

From: Ellen Arnold <earnold<-a>
Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2008
IMLS Calls for 2009 Museums for America Grant Applications
<URL:http://www.imls.gov/news/2008/082708.shtm>.

Deadline: November 1, 2008

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is accepting
applications for the agency's FY 2009 Museums for America (MFA)
grant program. The Institute's largest museum grant program, Museums
for America supports projects that help qualified institutions
achieve their goals, further their missions, and build their
capacity to better serve their communities.

Museums for America grants are awarded in the following areas:

    Engaging Communities (Education, Exhibition, and Interpretation)

    Building Institutional Capacity (Management, Policy and
    Training)

    Collections Stewardship (Management of Collections)

Through these broad categories, the grants provide funds for the
full range of museum programs, including digitization of
collections, staff training, research, exhibitions, educational
programs, community partnerships, collections management, and other
similar activities.

MFA grants are available to museums of all types and sizes located
in the United States or its territories. Applicants are required to
demonstrate that proposed grant activities are clearly linked to the
institution's strategic plan and enhance the museum's ties and value
to its community.

IMLS has scheduled two audio conference calls to give prospective
applicants an opportunity to ask IMLS staff questions pertaining to
the Museums for America grant program. The calls will be held on the
following dates and times:

    Thursday, September 18 at 3:00pm ET
    Tuesday, October 7 at 3:00pm ET

Please check the Museums for America page

    <URL:http://www.imls.gov/applicants/grants/forAmerica.shtm>

closer to the date of the call for specific dial-in instructions.
Application guidelines and instructions are available there as well.

Please direct any questions about the MFA program to

    Sandra Narva
    Senior Program Officer,
    202-653-4634
    snarva<-a t->imls< . >gov

or

    Steve Shwartzman
    Senior Program Officer
    202-653-4641
    sshwartzman<-a t->imls< . >gov


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