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Grant Announcement 
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California Consulting is pleased to announce the  U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services has released 6 grant opportunities due by November 15th. Please find the list below: 
 
U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services: Museum Grants for African American History and Culture

Deadline: November 15, 2019
Amount: $5,000 to $250,000
Match: Yes
Eligibility: Unit of state, local or tribal government, nonprofits


The goals of the Museum Grants for African American History and Culture program (AAHC program) are 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). 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.
 

U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services: Inspire! Grants for Small Museums

Deadline: November 15, 2019
Amount: $5,000 to $50,000
Match: No
Eligibility: Unit of state, local or tribal government, nonprofits


Inspire! Grants for Small Museums is a special initiative of the Museums for America Program. It is designed to help small museums implement projects that address priorities identified in their strategic plans. IMLS invites applications that focus on providing rich learning experiences for individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and circumstances; supporting partnerships aimed at assessing and addressing the needs of their communities; strengthening the role of museums as trusted stewards of the collections in their care; and/or expanding access to collections and associated resources.
 


U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services: Museums for America

Deadline: November 15, 2019
Amount: $5,000 to $250,000
Match: Yes
Eligibility: Unit of state, local or tribal government, nonprofits.


The goal of the Museums for America (MFA) grant program is to support projects that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public.
 
 
 
U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services: Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services

Deadline: November 15, 2019
Amount: $5,000 to $100,000
Match: Yes
Eligibility: Unit of state, local or tribal government, nonprofits. To be eligible for an award under this NANH notice of funding opportunity, you must be an Indian tribe or an organization that primarily serves and represents Native Hawaiians.


The goal of the Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services (NANH) grant program is to support Indian tribes and organizations that primarily serve and represent Native Hawaiians. It is intended to provide opportunities to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge through strengthened activities in areas such as exhibitions, educational services and programming, professional development, and collections stewardship.
 
 
U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services: Museums Empowered

Deadline: November 15, 2019
Amount: $5,000 to $250,000
Match: Yes
Eligibility: Unit of state, local or tribal government, nonprofits.


The goal of the Museums for America (MFA) grant program is to support projects that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public. Museums Empowered: Professional Development Opportunities for Museum Staff is a special MFA initiative with the goal of strengthening the ability of an individual museum to serve its public through professional development activities that cross-cut various departments to generate systemic change within the museum.
As centers of innovation and discovery, as well as catalysts of community revitalization, museums are at the forefront of change in our communities. Like any other institution, museums need to remain dynamic to respond to fast-evolving technological advances and changing demographics. Museums also need to generate and share outcomes-based data and demonstrate results of their community impact efforts. In addition, they need to develop sustainable organizational structures and strategies for continued growth and vitality. Professional development is critical for museums to deliver on these areas of need.
IMLS encourages applicants to invest in the professional development of museum staff, leadership, and volunteers to enhance their skills and ensure the highest standards in all aspects of museum operations. This includes, but is not limited to, creating opportunities to encourage a more inclusive and diverse museum professional and volunteer workforce, and building the skills of museum staff at all levels with emphasis on the development of the next generation of museum professionals.
To support and empower museums of all sizes and disciplines in responding to the evolving needs of the museum profession and changes in their communities, this MFA special initiative has four project categories for professional development:
* Digital Technology: for museum staff to fully explore, understand, adopt, and optimize the use of digital technology in museums
* Diversity and Inclusion: for museum staff to develop cultural competency and support museum relevancy in their communities
* Evaluation: to expand museum staff's capacity in conducting formative and summative evaluation of programs, practices, and products that can help the museum yield indicators and measurable outcomes
* Organizational Management: for museum staff to learn best practices in organizational management, strategic thinking, innovation, and managing change
Potential projects will address one of these four project categories and help strengthen the ability of an individual museum to better serve its public. Projects will utilize comprehensive strategies and frameworks to support professional development. Projects should cross-cut various departments and result in systemic change within the museum.
 
 
U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services: National Leadership Grants for Museums

Deadline: November 15, 2019
Amount: $5,000 to $1 million
Match: Yes
Eligibility: Unit of state, local or tribal government, nonprofits.


The goals of National Leadership Grants (NLG) for Museums are to support projects that address critical needs of the museum field and that have the potential to advance practice in the profession so that museums can strengthen services for the American public.
 
If you would like California Consulting to write the application above, please contact our Southern California Office at 323-728-9002.