The goals of the Museum Grants for African American History and Culture program (AAHCprogram) are to build the capacity of African American museums and support the growth anddevelopment of museum professionals at African American museums.The AAHC program supports projects that nurture museum professionals,
build institutionalcapacity, and increase access to museum and archival collections at African American museumsand Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
IMLS welcomes applications frommuseums of all sizes and geographic areas whose primary purpose, as reflected in their mission,is African American art, life, history, and culture.Projects may be structured at any of several stages of maturity:
exploratory, piloting, scaling, ormainstreaming.
A proposed project’s activities may be brand new to the institution, or they mayimplement learnings, perspectives, or competencies acquired during a previous project.
A projectmay be an effort to intensify the impact of an approach that has been tested and found to beeffective, or it may be structured as an opportunity to expand a function or activity that has beendeemed successful.