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IMLS Grant for Museum Staff

IMLS Grant for Museum Staff

Empowered: Professional Development Opportunities for Museum Staff
Grant Amount: $5,000–$250,000
Deadline: March 01, 2018
Cost Share Requirement:
For applications requesting grant funding of more than $25,000, you must provide funds from non-federal sources in an amount that is equal to or greater than the amount of the request. No cost sharing is permitted for applications requesting amounts of $5,000-$25,000.
Program Overview:
Museums Empowered: Professional Development Opportunities for Museum Staff is a special Museums for America (MFA) initiative with the goal of strengthening the ability of an individual museum to serve its public through professional development activities that cross-cut various departments to generate systemic change within the museum. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) encourages applicants to invest in the professional development of museum staff, volunteers, and interns to enhance their skills and ensure the highest standards in all aspects of museum operations.

To support and empower museums of all sizes and disciplines in responding to the evolving needs of the museum profession and changes in their communities, this MFA special initiative has four project categories for professional development:

Digital Technology
Diversity and Inclusion
Organizational Management

About Mark Walhimer

Mark is Managing Partner of Museum Planning, LLC, a museum planning and exhibition project management firm of interactive educational environments for Science Centers, Children's Museums and Natural History Museums. You can reach Mark at

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  1. Does anyone know of any similar grants for museum staff ? Thank you !

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