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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 29, 2011

IMLS Press Contact
202-653-4632
Natasha Marstiller, [log in to unmask]

Mamie Bittner, [log in to unmask]

Grant Awards Announcement: Museums for America

Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced today 160 awards totaling $18,777,552 matched with $32,007,711 of non-federal funds for Museums for America Program Grants. IMLS received 481 applications requesting $53,655,280 in funds.

“Congratulations to the Museums for America grantees. We are pleased to support museums through investments in high-priority, high value activities that benefit communities throughout the US,” said Susan Hildreth, IMLS Director. “These museums, small and large, will help to educate and inspire the public for years to come.”

Click here to view the list of funded projects.

For more information about this funding opportunity including program guidelines and contacts, please visit http://www.imls.gov/applicants/grants/forAmerica.shtm.

Use the IMLS grants search tool to view our archive of grants awarded by the Institute. Search grants by grant name, institution, or project type.

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development. To learn more about the Institute, please visit http://www.imls.gov.