As we see this time every year, the number of federal funding opportunities is increasing. This week, you'll find plenty of grants for museums. We've highlighted one below, but there are several more in the entire list.
Please don't hesitate to get in touch if we can help pen a grant proposal for these or any other funding opportunity.
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Grant Title: Inspire! Grants for Small Museums
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=319578
Details: The program is designed to help small museums implement projects that address priorities identified in their strategic plans. Applications should: focus on rich learning experiences for individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and circumstances; support partnerships aimed at assessing and addressing the needs of their communities; strengthen the role of museums as trusted stewards of the collections in their care; and/or expand access to collections and associated resources..
Department of Interior
Grant Title: NAWCA FY20 U.S. Small Grants
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=319755
Details: The U.S. Small Grants Program is a competitive, matching grants program that supports public-private partnerships carrying out projects in the United States that further the goals of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act. Projects must involve only long-term protection, restoration, enhancement and/or establishment of wetland and associated upland habitats to benefit migratory birds. The program requires a 1:1 non-federal match and research funding is ineligible.
Small Business Administration
Grant Title: OSBDC Portable Assistance Program
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=319778
Details: Existing SBDC recipient organizations currently funded under the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) program can apply for funding to develop portable assistance programs to support the start-up and sustainability of small business concerns in communities that are economically challenged as a result of a business or government facility downsizing or closing, resulting in the loss of jobs or small business instability.