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Wednesday, September 21, 2016   (0 Comments)
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Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services

Deadline: December 1, 2016

Grant Award: up to $50,000 and 21 awards

To be eligible for an award under this NANH notice of funding opportunity, you must be: 1) an Indian tribe or 2) an organization that primarily serves and represents Native Hawaiians. For the purpose of funding under this program, “Indian tribe” means any tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska native village, regional corporation, or village corporation (as defined in, or established pursuant to, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.)), which is recognized by the Secretary of the Interior as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians. A list of eligible entities is available from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. For purposes of funding under this program, an “organization that primarily serves and represents Native Hawaiians” is any nonprofit organization that primarily serves and represents Native Hawaiians, as defined in 20 U.S.C. § 7517. In order for a museum to be eligible, it must demonstrate that it is established as an organization that meets this statutory eligibility criteria.

For more information, visit https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/native-americannative-hawaiian-museum-services-program 

Museum Grants for African American History and Culture

Deadline: December 1, 2016

Grant Award: up to $150,000 and 14 awards

To be eligible for an award under this AAHC notice of funding opportunity, you must be an organization that meets all three of the following criteria:1. You must be either a unit of State or local government or be a private nonprofit organization that has tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code;2. You must be located in one of the 50 states of the United States of America, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau; and3. You must qualify as one of the following:(a) A museum whose primary purpose, as reflected in its mission, is African American life, art, history, and/or culture, encompassing: the period of slavery; the era of Reconstruction; the Harlem renaissance; the civil rights movement; and other periods of the African American diaspora; and using a professional staff, is organized on a permanent basis for essentially educational or aesthetic purposes; owns or uses tangible objects, either animate or inanimate; cares for these objects; and exhibits these objects to the general public on a regular basis through facilities that it owns or operates. (b) A public or private nonprofit agency which is responsible for the operation of a museum that meets the eligibility criteria in 1, 2, and 3(a) above may apply on behalf of the museum;(c) A museum service organization or association whose primary purpose, as reflected in its mission, is to support museums with a primary purpose of African American life, art, history and/or culture; or(d) A historically black college or university, as defined by the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, 20 U.S.C. Section 1061, and pursuant to Executive Order 13256, dated February 12, 2002.Native American tribal organizations may apply if they otherwise meet the above eligibility requirements. Please see the Notice of Funding Opportunity for additional clarification on eligibility criteria.

For more information, visit https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/museum-grants-african-american-history-and-culture.

National Leadership Grants for Museums

Deadline: December 1, 2016

Grant Award: up to $1,000,000 and 15 awards

To be eligible for an award under this NLG for Museums notice of funding opportunity, you must be an organization that meets all three of the following criteria: 1. You must be either a unit of State or local government or be a private nonprofit organization that has tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code; 2. You must be located in one of the 50 States of the United States of America, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau; and 3. You must qualify as one of the following: (a) A museum that, using a professional staff, is organized on a permanent basis for essentially educational or aesthetic purposes; owns or uses tangible objects, either animate or inanimate; cares for these objects; and exhibits these objects to the general public on a regular basis through facilities that it owns or operates. (b) An organization or association that engages in activities designed to advance the well-being of museums and the museum profession; (c) An institution of higher education, including public and nonprofit universities; or (d) A public or private nonprofit agency which is responsible for the operation of a museum that meets the eligibility criteria in 1, 2, and 3(a) above may apply on behalf of the museum. Native American tribal organizations may apply if they otherwise meet the above eligibility requirements. Please see the Notice of Funding Opportunity for additional clarification on eligibility criteria.

For more information, visit https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/national-leadership-grants-museums.

National Leadership Grants for Museums

Deadline: December 1, 2016

Grant Award: up to $1,000,000 and 15 awards 

To be eligible for an award under this NLG for Museums notice of funding opportunity, you must be an organization that meets all three of the following criteria: 1. You must be either a unit of State or local government or be a private nonprofit organization that has tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code; 2. You must be located in one of the 50 States of the United States of America, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau; and 3. You must qualify as one of the following: (a) A museum that, using a professional staff, is organized on a permanent basis for essentially educational or aesthetic purposes; owns or uses tangible objects, either animate or inanimate; cares for these objects; and exhibits these objects to the general public on a regular basis through facilities that it owns or operates. (b) An organization or association that engages in activities designed to advance the well-being of museums and the museum profession; (c) An institution of higher education, including public and nonprofit universities; or (d) A public or private nonprofit agency which is responsible for the operation of a museum that meets the eligibility criteria in 1, 2, and 3(a) above may apply on behalf of the museum. Native American tribal organizations may apply if they otherwise meet the above eligibility requirements. Please see the Notice of Funding Opportunity for additional clarification on eligibility criteria.

For more information, visit https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/national-leadership-grants-museums.

Museums for America

Deadline: December 1, 2016

Grant Award: up to $500,000 and 126 awards

To be eligible for an award under this NLG for Museums notice of funding opportunity, you must be an organization that meets all three of the following criteria: 1. You must be either a unit of State or local government or be a private nonprofit organization that has tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code; 2. You must be located in one of the 50 States of the United States of America, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau; and 3. You must qualify as one of the following: (a) A museum that, using a professional staff, is organized on a permanent basis for essentially educational or aesthetic purposes; owns or uses tangible objects, either animate or inanimate; cares for these objects; and exhibits these objects to the general public on a regular basis through facilities that it owns or operates. (b) An organization or association that engages in activities designed to advance the well-being of museums and the museum profession; (c) An institution of higher education, including public and nonprofit universities; or (d) A public or private nonprofit agency which is responsible for the operation of a museum that meets the eligibility criteria in 1, 2, and 3(a) above may apply on behalf of the museum. Native American tribal organizations may apply if they otherwise meet the above eligibility requirements. Please see the Notice of Funding Opportunity for additional clarification on eligibility criteria.

For more information, visit https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/museums-america. 

 

 



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