Agency: Institute of Museum & Library Sciences (IMLS); Program: 2017 Museum Grants for African American History & Culture (CFDA Number: 45.309); Eligibility: Museums; Funding (estimated): $1.4 million (a dollar-for-dollar match required); Deadline (tentative): December.
Summary: Anticipate a NOFA released in the fall with a December deadline. 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 https://www.imls.gov/grants and follow the prompts.