African-American History, Culture Competition to Open

IMLS_LogoAgency: 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 and follow the prompts.

Info:, (most recent NOFA); (webpage) Phone: 202-653-4657 or for questions.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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