This week’s Federal Funding Spotlight focuses on open grant opportunities that strengthen the arts and humanities, both in the United States and abroad, including…
- A National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) program that supports projects that address major challenges in preserving or providing access to humanities collections and resources;
- An NEH program that provides general operating support grants to 55 state and jurisdictional humanities councils;
- A Department of State performance program to develop a thought-provoking play that addresses the African-American experience.
Click here to view the latest funding opportunities published to Grants.gov.
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In this space, we have previously shared tips about the pre-writing phase of completing a federal grant application – for example, the importance of reading (and re-reading) the grant announcement, and the importance of understanding the criteria by which your application will be evaluated.
In this post, we dip our toes into the grant writing process itself and share some tips about crafting a need statement. These tips are adapted from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources & Services Administration’s grant writing guide, titled “Tips for Writing and Submitting Good Grant Proposals”. Along with each tip, we also include an excerpt from an award-winning federal grant proposal that can be viewed in full on the website of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. (IMLS has an excellent collection of proposals that are worthy of review – especially for new federal grant applicants.)
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This week’s edition of #FundingFriday highlights new grant opportunities supporting…
- the programs and services of Native American libraries
- local programming designed to place volunteers in communities to assist older adults and individuals with disabilities in maintaining independence
- innovative projects that help reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving large trucks and buses
- and more!
- Institute of Museum and Library Services
- Current Closing Date for Applications: May 1, 2019
- Native American Enhancement grants are competitive grants available to carry out activities, described in 20 U.S.C. 9141, that advance the programs and services of eligible Native American libraries.
Continue reading What’s New in Federal Grants: Opportunities Supporting Native American Libraries, Community Programming, and More
This week’s edition of #FundingFriday features a range of federal grants supporting libraries, museums and translation.
Institute of Museum and Library Services
National Leadership Grants for Libraries support projects that enhance the quality of library and archives services nationwide by advancing theory and practice.
Closing Date: March 20, 2019
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In March, application windows will close for more than 200 federal grant opportunities. The grants listed below reflect the range of government funding available to support education, museums, agriculture and assistive technology – to name just a few categories.
Close Date: Mar 01, 2018
Agency: Department of Education
Opportunity: Institute of Education Sciences (IES): Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Special Education Interventions
Purpose: To provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding of (1) developmental and school readiness outcomes for infants and toddlers with or at risk for a disability, and (2) education outcomes for all students from early childhood education through postsecondary and adult education.
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Nearly 100 new federal grants were announced this week by the National Archives and Records Administration, the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Department of Energy, among other agencies. Below are a few highlights from this week’s announcements.
The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals that strengthen the nation’s archival network through activities undertaken by state historical records advisory boards. The purpose of this grant program is to assist state boards to broaden preservation of, and increased online access to, historical records; develop and promote best practices; support activities that put the American people in touch with primary sources in their communities and online; promote the institutional advancement of organizations in underserved communities; and assist locally based repositories with training and tools to improve their stewardship abilities.
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In this installment of our grant agency spotlight series, we look at the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and its mission to “inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement.”
According to IMLS, there are around 120,000 libraries and 35,000 museums in the U.S.
Many of these institutions – public, research, academic, tribal – have benefited from IMLS grants.
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