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July 26, 2011

IMLS Press Contact
Natasha Marstiller, [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> 
Mamie Bittner, [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> 

Grant Awards Announcement: African American History and Culture

Washington, DC-The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
announced today 15 awards totaling $1,455,606 matched with $1,668,215 of
non-federal funds for Museum Grants for African American History and
Culture. IMLS received 41 applications requesting $4,433,894 in funds. 

"This year's funding will help African American museums train staff,
improve business practices and increase the use of technology to
preserve and share African American history and culture," said Susan
Hildreth, IMLS Director. "These organizations, their exhibits, programs
and collections, and the people who lead them are truly inspiring. We
are proud to support them." 

Click here <>  to view the
list of funded projects.

For more information about this funding opportunity including program
guidelines and contacts, please visit
<> . 

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 
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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
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