Friday, November 2, 2012

Museum Grants for African American History and Culture

Museum Grants for African American History and Culture

Institute of Museum and Library Services


The synopsis for this grant opportunity is detailed below, following this paragraph. This synopsis contains all of the updates to this document that have been posted as of 11/01/2012 . If updates have been made to the opportunity synopsis, update information is provided below the synopsis.
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Description of Modification
Number of expected awards: 11
Document Type:Modification to Previous  Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number:AAHC-FY13
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Posted Date:Nov 01, 2012
Creation Date:Nov 01, 2012
Original Closing Date for Applications:Jan 15, 2013   
Current Closing Date for Applications:Jan 15, 2013   
Archive Date:Feb 14, 2013
Funding Instrument Type:Grant 
Category of Funding Activity:Arts (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA)
Humanities (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA) 
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards:11
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Award Ceiling:$150,000
Award Floor:$5,000
CFDA Number(s):45.309  --  Museum Grants for African American History and Culture
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:Yes

Eligible Applicants

Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)

Additional Information on Eligibility:

Eligible applicants include museums whose primary purpose is African American life, art, history, and/or culture, encompassing: the period of slavery; the era of Reconstruction; the Harlem renaissance; the civil rights movement; and other periods of the African American diaspora. Nonprofit organizations whose primary purpose is to support museums identified above may also apply. Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCUs) are also eligible. Please see program guidelines for specific eligibility criteria. 

Agency Name

Institute of Museum and Library Services


Museum Grants for African American History and Culture are intended to enhance institutional capacity and sustainability through professional training, technical assistance, internships, outside expertise, and other tools. Successful proposals will focus on one or more of the following three goals: (1) developing or strengthening knowledge, skills, and other expertise of current staff at African American museums; (2) attracting and retaining professionals with the skills needed to strengthen African American museums; and (3) attracting new staff to African American museum practice and providing them with the expertise needed to sustain them in the museum field. 

Link to Additional Information

If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

Mark Isaksen
Senior Program Officer
Phone: 202/653-4667

Jennifer Paper
Executive Assistant
Phone: 202/653-4711

Synopsis Modification History

The following files represent the modifications to this synopsis with the changes noted within the documents. The list of files is arranged from newest to oldest with the newest file representing the current synopsis. Changed sections from the previous document are shown in a light grey background.
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Original SynopsisNov 01, 2012

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