COVID-19 Long Term Recovery Funding Opportunities

FEMA | Aug 28, 2021 

Museums Empowered: Professional Development Opportunities for Museum Staff

Description: Museums Empowered has four project categories:

  • Digital Technology: Provide museum staff with the skills to integrate digital technology into museum operations.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Support museum staff in providing inclusive services to people of diverse geographic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds and to individuals with disabilities.
  • Evaluation: Strengthen the ability of museum staff to use evaluation as a tool to shape museum programs and improve outcomes.
  • Organizational Management: Strengthen and support museum staff as the essential part of a resilient organizational culture.

Deadline: November-15-2021

Funding Amount: $5,000 to $250,000 matching grant

Dept/Organization: Institute for Museums and Library Services

Website: https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/museums-empowered-professional-development-opportunities-museum-staff

Eligibility: State, local, or tribal government or be a private, nonprofit

organization that has tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code.

Inspire! Grants for Small Museums (2022)

Description: Special initiative of the Museums for America program. It is designed to support small museums of all disciplines in project-based efforts to serve the public through exhibitions, educational/interpretive programs, digital learning resources, professional development, community debate and dialogue, audience-focused studies, and/or collections management, curation, care, and conservation.
Deadline: November-152021

Funding: $2,700,000

Dept: Institute for Museums and Library Services

Website  https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=IGSM-FY22

Eligibility: State, local, or tribal government or be a private, nonprofit organization that has tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code.

Museum Grants for African American History and Culture (2022)

Description: Build institutional capacity, and increase access to museum and archival collections at African American museums and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

Deadline: November-15-2021

Funding Amount: $3,231,000

Dept/Organization: Institute for Museums and Library Services

Website: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=AAHC-FY22

Eligibility: State, local, or tribal government or be a private, nonprofit

organization that has tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code.

Museums for America (2022)

Description: Supports museums of all sizes and disciplines to undertake projects that strengthen their ability to serve their public. Project activities may include exhibitions, educational or interpretive programs, digital learning resources, professional development, community debate and dialogue, audience-focused studies, and/or collections management, curation, care, and conservation.

Deadline: November-15-2021

Funding Amount: $20,400,000

Dept/Organization: Institute for Museums and Library Services

Website: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=MFA-FY22

Eligibility: Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, County governments, State, local, or tribal government or be a private, nonprofit organization that has tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code.

National Leadership Grants for Museums (2022)

Description: Support projects that address critical needs of the museum field and that have the potential to advance practice in the profession to strengthen museum services for the American public.

Deadline: November-15-2021

Funding Amount: $5,800,000

Dept/Organization: Institute for Museums and Library Services

Website: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=NLG-M-FY22

Eligibility: Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, County governments, State, local, or tribal government or be a private, nonprofit organization that has tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code.

Sphinx Venture Fund

Description: Over five years, Sphinx will invest $1.5 million to transform the future of cultural diversity, equity, and inclusion in the arts with the Sphinx Venture Fund (SVF). Through competitive grants, SVF will catalyze initiatives designed to solve a challenge or an issue related to DE&I in the sphere of the performing arts, with an emphasis on classical music

Agency: Sphinx was founded in 1997 by Aaron P. Dworkin

Deadline: September-21-2021

Funding: $50,000 to $100,000 grants

Website  https://www.sphinxmusic.org/sphinx-venture-fund
Eligibility: Nonprofits or in collaboration with a nonprofit

 

 

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