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IMLS Calls for 2009 Museums for America Grant Applications

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  • Everingham, Karen
    The following is a text-only press release from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). An HTML version of this release can be read on the
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 27 7:42 AM
      The following is a text-only press release from the federal Institute of
      Museum and Library Services (IMLS). An HTML version of this release can
      be read on the agency's Web site at
      http://www.imls.gov/news/2008/082708.shtm.

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
      August 27, 2008

      IMLS Press Contacts
      202-653-4632
      Jeannine Mjoseth, jmjoseth@...
      Mamie Bittner, mbittner@...

      IMLS Calls for 2009 Museums for America Grant Applications

      Deadline: November 1, 2008

      Washington, DC-The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is
      accepting applications for the agency's FY 2009 Museums for America
      (MFA) grant program. The Institute's largest museum grant program,
      Museums for America supports projects that help qualified institutions
      achieve their goals, further their missions, and build their capacity to
      better serve their communities.

      Museums for America grants are awarded in the following areas:

      1. Engaging Communities (Education, Exhibition, and Interpretation) 2.
      Building Institutional Capacity (Management, Policy and Training) 3.
      Collections Stewardship (Management of Collections)

      Through these broad categories, the grants provide funds for the full
      range of museum programs, including digitization of collections, staff
      training, research, exhibitions, educational programs, community
      partnerships, collections management, and other similar activities.

      MFA grants are available to museums of all types and sizes located in
      the United States or its territories. Applicants are required to
      demonstrate that proposed grant activities are clearly linked to the
      institution's strategic plan and enhance the museum's ties and value to
      its community.

      IMLS has scheduled two audio conference calls to give prospective
      applicants an opportunity to ask IMLS staff questions pertaining to the
      Museums for America grant program. The calls will be held on the
      following dates and times:

      Thursday, September 18 at 3:00pm ET
      Tuesday, October 7 at 3:00pm ET

      Please check the Museums for America page
      (http://www.imls.gov/applicants/grants/forAmerica.shtm) closer to the
      date of the call for specific dial-in instructions.

      Application guidelines and instructions are available at
      http://www.imls.gov/applicants/grants/forAmerica.shtm. Please direct any
      questions about the MFA program to Sandra Narva, Senior Program Officer,
      202-653-4634, snarva@... or Steve Shwartzman, Senior Program
      Officer, 202-653-4641, sshwartzman@....

      About the Institute of Museum and Library Services The Institute of
      Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for
      the nation's 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums.
      The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that
      connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the
      national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to
      sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and
      innovation; and support professional development. To learn more about
      the Institute, please visit www.imls.gov.
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