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Museum Grants for African American History and Culture

  • Deadline:
  • Budget: $5,000–$500,000 up to 3 years

Cost Share Requirement:
If your total request for federal funding is between $5,000 and $100,000, then no cost share is required. If your request for federal funding is between $100,001 and $500,000, you must provide funds from non-federal sources in an amount that is equal to or greater than the amount of your IMLS request.

Program Overview:
The Museum Grants for African American History and Culture (AAHC) program is designed to build the capacity of African American museums and support the growth and development of museum professionals 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).

Webinars:
We invite you to view two pre-recorded webinars:
> Choosing a Funding Opportunity for FY 2023 is a general presentation on IMLS museum grant programs. We recommend that you view this presentation for an overview before considering a specific grant program.
> FY 2023 Museum Grants for African American History and Culture provides detailed information about the goals of this specific grant program and how to apply.

More Information: imls.gov