IMLS recognizes the challenges facing museums and libraries at this time, including the adaptations and adjustments that will be necessary to rebuild staffing, reopen facilities, and address the needs of communities affected by the impact of a global crisis. The goal of this grant program is to support the role of museums and libraries in responding to the coronavirus pandemic in ways that meet the immediate and future COVID-19 needs of the communities and audiences they serve.
The IMLS CARES Act Grants for Museums and Libraries grant program invites project proposals that focus on preserving jobs, training staff, addressing the digital divide, planning for reopening, and providing technical support and capacity building for digital inclusion and engagement while prioritizing services for high-need communities. We encourage efforts to develop programs, tools, models, partnerships, and other resources that will address immediate concerns and have the potential to inspire and benefit museums and libraries throughout the nation.
To be eligible for an award under the IMLS CARES Act Grants for Museums and Libraries Notice of Funding Opportunity, you must meet the eligibility requirements of a Museum Entity or a Library Entity as outlined in the Notice of Funding Opportunity
For more information, please view the recorded webinar
or contact IMLS directly:
Christopher J. Reich
Chief Administrator, Office of Museum Services
Phone: (202) 653-4685
Anthony D. Smith
Associate Deputy Director, Office of Library Services
Phone: (202) 653-4716