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June 13, 2019 ET
Five high schoolers will serve for a year as National Student Poets, working with museums, libraries, and communities.
June 07, 2019 ET
The 2017 Public Libraries Survey measured key indicators of public library use, financial health, staffing, and resources.
June 06, 2019 ET
IMLS awards $2,231,000 in Museum Grants for African American History and Culture, generating $2.5 million in matching funds.
June 05, 2019 ET
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In One Year, People Visited Public Libraries More Than a Billion Times Survey shows libraries are offering more programs, e-books to communities Washington, DC —The Public Libraries Survey report , released today by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, provides an...
March 11, 2019 ET
IMLS announced the 2019 finalists of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service.
February 25, 2019 ET
New Report Looks at Collections Needs, Challenges of America’s Cultural Heritage Institutions Museums, Libraries, Archives Show 10 Years of Progress Caring for Nation’s 13 Billion Items Washington, DC — The Institute of Museum and Library Services released a new report today, Protecting America’s...
November 29, 2018 ET
The new funding opportunity is designed to strengthen the ability of small and rural libraries and archives.
November 26, 2018 ET
Museum grant applicants in areas covered by the California Wildfires Major Disaster Declaration may request an extension to January 4, 2019.
November 16, 2018 ET
Highlights of the PAR include an increased focus on civic engagement, a record number of African American History and Culture grants, and new opportunities for small and rural libraries and museums.
September 28, 2018 ET
IMLS received an additional $1 million for its research, evaluation, and data collection, as well as a $1 million increase in its administration budget.
September 25, 2018 ET
Museums and libraries affected by recent hurricanes and typhoons may apply for an extension.
September 21, 2018 ET
The funds will support the preservation of nationally significant historic properties and collections throughout the country.
September 11, 2018 ET
Applicants in federally declared hurricane or typhoon disaster zones may request an extension.
September 06, 2018 ET
Announcing grant awards totaling $22,899,000 for museums across the nation to improve services to their communities.
September 06, 2018 ET
The grant projects will address evolving needs and trends in the museum field.