Wednesday, November 19, 2008

IMLS National Leadership Grants CFDA 45.312

National Leadership Grants (NLG) support projects that have the potential to elevate museum and library practice. The Institute seeks to advance the ability of museums and libraries to preserve culture, heritage and knowledge while enhancing learning.Successful proposals will have national impact and generate results—new tools, research, models, services, practices, or alliances—that can be widely adapted or replicated to extend the benefit of federal investment. Applications are due by February 2, 2009.

The Institute seeks to fund projects that have the following characteristics: Strategic Impact—Proposals should address key needs and challenges that face libraries and museums. They should expand the boundaries within which libraries and museums operate, show the potential for far-reaching impact, and influence practice throughout the museum and/or library communities. Innovation—Proposals should demonstrate a thorough understanding of current practice and knowledge about the project area, and show how the project will advance the state of the art of museum and library service.Collaboration—While partners are not required in all NLG categories, the Institute has found that involving carefully chosen partners with complementary competencies and resources can create powerful synergies that extend project impact. Proposals should show understanding of the challenges of collaboration and propose means for addressing them. Applications may be submitted in the following categories: Advancing Digital Resources, Research, Demonstration, and Library and Museum Collaboration Grants. Collaborative Planning Grants are also available in any of the four categories to enable project teams from more than one institution to work together to plan a project for a National Leadership Grant.

IMLS staff will be hosting two conference calls to provide an opportunity for prospective applicants to learn more.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. ET
Participant Dial-In Number: (800) 603-9527
Conference ID: 72459467

Thursday, January 8, 2008, 2:00 p.m. ET
Participant Dial-In Number: (800) 603-9527
Conference ID: 72461040

Document Type: Modification to Previous Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: NLG-FY09
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Posted Date: Nov 19, 2008
Creation Date: Nov 19, 2008
Original Closing Date for Applications: Feb 01, 2009
Current Closing Date for Applications: Feb 02, 2009
Archive Date: Mar 04, 2009
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Arts (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA)
Humanities (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA)
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards: 45
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Award Ceiling: $1,000,000
Award Floor: $50,000
CFDA Number(s): 45.312 -- National Leadership Grants
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Yes

2009 Application and Guidelines

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