National Leadership Grants for Museums

The summary for the National Leadership Grants for Museums grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
National Leadership Grants for Museums: National Leadership Grants (NLG) for Museums support projects that address current and future 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. Successful proposals will generate results such as models, new tools, research findings, services, practices, and/or alliances that can be widely used, adapted, scaled, or replicated to extend and leverage the benefits of federal investment. Note to applicants: The FY2013 expanded National Leadership Grants for Museums opportunity now encompasses those types of proposals that were previously solicited through the 21st Century Museum Professionals Grants program. IMLS maintains its commitment to professional training and development for museum professionals. IMLS continues to encourage applications for projects that meet the learning needs of emerging, mid-career, and seasoned professionals in multiple institutions. What are the distinguishing features of all National Leadership Grants for Museums projects? -Broad Impact: Your proposal should address key needs and challenges that face museums. Your project should show the potential for far-reaching impact, influence practice throughout the museum profession; and reflect awareness and support of current strategic initiatives and agendas in the field. -Innovation: Your proposal should demonstrate a thorough understanding of current practice and knowledge about the subject matter, and show how the project has the potential to strengthen and improve museum services to benefit the audiences and communities being served. -Collaboration: While partners are not required in all NLG projects, partnerships can help demonstrate a broad need, field-wide buy-in and input, access to appropriate expertise, and sharing of resources.
Federal Grant Title: National Leadership Grants for Museums
Federal Agency Name: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Grant Categories: Arts Humanities
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: NLG-FY13
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 45.312
CFDA Descriptions: National Leadership Grants
Current Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2013
Original Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2013
Posted Date: Oct 15, 2012
Creation Date: Oct 15, 2012
Archive Date: Feb 14, 2013
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $500,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $50,000
Expected Number of Awards: 28
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
To be eligible for an award under the FY2013 National Leadership Grants for Museums program, you must be an organization that meets all three of the following criteria: -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; -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 -You must qualify as one of the following: 1. 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 is owns or operates. What types of museums are eligible? Museums include, but are not limited to, aquariums, arboretums, art museums, botanical gardens, children/youth museums, general museums (those having two or more significant disciplines), historic houses/sites, history museums, natural history/anthropology museums, nature centers, planetariums, science/technology centers, specialized museums (limited to a single distinct subject), and zoological parks. What does it mean to be using a professional staff? An institution uses a professional staff if it employs at least one staff member, or the full-time equivalent, whether paid or unpaid, primarily engaged in the acquisition, care, or exhibition to the public of objects owned or used by the institution. What does it mean to exhibit the objects to the general public? An institution exhibits objects to the general public if such exhibition is a primary purpose of the institution. An institution that exhibits objects to the general public for at least 120 days a year is deemed to exhibit objects to the general public on a regular basis. An institution which does not have the exhibition of objects as a primary purpose and/or does not exhibit objects to the public for at least 120 days a year may be determined to be eligible as a museum under certain circumstances. For more information, please see 45 CFR §1180.2(d). 2. An organization or association that engages in activities designed to advance the well-being of museums and the museum profession; 3. An institution of higher education, including public and nonprofit universities; or 4. A public or private nonprofit agency which is responsible for the operation of a museum may apply on behalf of the museum.
Grant Announcement Contact
If you have questions, please contact any of the staff listed under the category that best fits your project. Learning Experiences Helen Wechsler, Supervisory Grants Management Specialist hwechsler@imls.gov 202.653.4779 Sandra Narva, Grants Management Specialist snarva@imls.gov 202.653.4634 Tim Carrigan, Museum Program Specialist tcarrigan@imls.gov 202.653.4639 Reagan Moore, Museum Program Specialist rmoore@imls.gov 202.653.4637 Community Anchors or Collections Stewardship Connie Bodner, Supervisory Grants Management Specialist cbodner@imls.gov 202.653.4636 Mark Isaksen, Grants Management Specialist misaksen@imls.gov 202.653.4667 Steve Shwartzman, Grants Management Specialist sshwartzman@imls.gov 202.653.4641 Mark Feitl, Museum Program Specialist mfeitl@imls.gov 202.653.4635
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