Museums for America

The goal of the Museums for America (MFA) program is to strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve the public more effectively by supporting high-priority activities that advance its mission, plans, and strategic goals and objectives.




Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: Visit the IMLS website at www.imls.gov to search awarded grants.

Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available


Agency - Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of Federal support for the nation's 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute serves as a leader in providing services to enhance learning, sustain cultural heritage and increase civic participation.

Website Address

http://www.imls.gov




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation, Inc $ 249,294   2019-12-012022-11-30
Denver Zoological Foundation, Inc. $ 134,953   2019-12-012022-11-30
Sealaska Heritage Institute Inc $ 233,078   2019-12-012022-11-30
Chicago Zoological Society, The $ 241,047   2019-12-012022-11-30
Museum Of Science $ 249,444   2019-11-012022-10-31
New York Botanical Garden, The $ 205,058   2019-11-012022-10-31
Science Museum Of Virginia Foundation,incorporated $ 249,631   2019-10-012022-09-30
Walker Art Center $ 250,000   2019-10-012022-09-30
Palo Alto, City Of $ 250,000   2019-10-012022-09-30
Mclean County Historical Society $ 250,000   2019-10-012022-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2015: 202 awards made in FY15. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Consult the current funding opportunities, guidelines, or program announcements for complete information (www.imls.gov).

Grant funds must be used for the purposes outlined in the relevant guidelines or program announcement, and in accordance with the Institute of Museum and Library Services General Terms and Conditions.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Museums that fulfill the eligibility criteria for museums may apply.

For more information about eligibility requirements, visit http://www.imls.gov/applicants/museums.aspx.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Public and private non-profit museums. Through activities and projects funded, beneficiaries include the general public.

Credentials/Documentation

2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 2 CFR Part 200 applies to this program. As part of the president's E-government initiative, the federal government developed Grants.gov, a single Web site for organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all 26 of the federal grant-making agencies. Beginning with the 2008 grant cycle, the Institute required all applicants to apply online through Grants.gov. Applicants who are unable to use Grants.gov should contact an IMLS program officer. The Institute no longer accepts mailed paper applications. For more information on the process of applying through Grants.gov, visit www.grants.gov/GetStarted.

Award Procedures

Proposals are reviewed by field and/or panel reviewers, staff, and the director.

Deadlines

Dec 01, 2015 December 1, 2015.

Authorization

Museum and Library Services Act (20 USC CHAPTER 72).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately nine months.

Appeals

Appeals may be made in writing to the Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Renewals

The Institute of Museum and Library Services may extend particular grants at the discretion of the director.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: Awards will not exceed $150,000; awards of $25,000 or less do not require matching; awards of more than $25,000 must be matched one-to-one, but the match may include in-kind contributions. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Projects may be carried out for a period of up to 36 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Direct payments for a specialized use upon request. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Direct payments for a specialized use upon request.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

The Institute of Museum and Library Services requires annual interim and final financial and performance reports.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

Grant recipients will be required to maintain standard financial statements and project records.

Financial Information

Account Identification

59-0301-0-1-503.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 15 $20,200,000; FY 16 est $21,457,000; and FY 17 est $20,200,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Between $5,000 and $150,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

See the IMLS website at www.imls.gov for the latest program data.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Connie Bodner 955 L'Enfant Plaza North, SW Suite 4000, Washington, District of Columbia 20024 Email: cbodner@imls.gov Phone: 202-653-4636

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

See Notice of Funding Opportunity.



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