Agency: Institute of Museum & Library Sciences (IMLS); Program: 2016 Museum Grants for African American History & Culture (CFDA Number: 45.309); Eligibility: Museums; Funding: $1.4 million for 15 grants ranging from $5,000 to $150,000 each (a dollar-for-dollar match required); Deadline: Dec. 1.
Summary: We have been covering this competition for months. (http://tinyurl.com/onfk3c8). The program improves the operations, care of collections and development of professional management at African American museums. AAHC grants can fund both new and ongoing museum activities and programs. Youth-based projects have benefited. The Bronzeville Children’s Museum, Chicago, IL, won a $65,625 grant last year for a school-community outreach coordinator. A primary goal of the program is to educate and build the self-esteem of African American children aged three to nine through exhibitions that inform them about nutrition, history, and STEM (Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering) programs. To see more past award winners, go to http://tinyurl.com/7544h27 and follow the prompts.