Grant Opportunities for Maine Museums

07 Oct 2014 8:01 PM | Anonymous

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree's office has reached out to MAM to share information about upcoming Federal grant deadlines with Maine museums, archives, and cultural organizations.

National Leadership Grants for Museums (awards $50,000-500,000)
National Leadership Grants 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. Deadline: December 1.

Museums for America ($5,000-150,000)
The Museums for America (MFA) program supports projects that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public. Deadline: December 1.

Sparks! Ignition Grants for Museums ($10,000-25,000)
The Sparks! Ignition Grants for Museums program is a special funding opportunity within the IMLS National Leadership Grants for Museums program. These small grants encourage museums to prototype and evaluate specific innovations in the ways they operate and the services they provide. Deadline: December 1.

Museum Grants for African American History and Culture ($5,000-150,000)
Museum Grants for African American History and Culture (AAHC) support projects that improve the operations, care of collections, and development of professional management at African American museums. Deadline: December 1.

Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services ($5,000-50,000)
These grants are intended to provide opportunities to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge through strengthened activities in areas such as exhibitions, educational services and programming, professional development, and collections stewardship. Deadline: December 1.

Congresswoman Pingree's office has also indicated that her office is willing to write letters of support, an important piece of every grant proposal. Requests can go to Andrew Colvin, Grants Coordinator for Congresswoman Chellie Pingree's office:  

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