National Leadership Grants for Museums

National Leadership Grants (NLG) for Museums support projects that address critical needs of the museum field and that have the potential to advance practice in the profession so that museums can improve services for the American public.


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National Leadership Grants

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Agency: Institute of Museum and Library Services

Office: None

Estimated Funding: $6,500,000

Who's Eligible

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Additional Information of Eligibility:
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.

Full Opportunity Web Address:

Sandra Narva, Senior Program Officer, 202-653-4634,; Connie Bodner, Supervisory Grants Management Specialist, 202-653-4636,; Steve Shwartzman, Senior Program Officer, 202-653-4641,; Jill Connors-Joyner, Museum Program Specialist, 202-653-4791, jc

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