Monday, November 22, 2010

IMLS FY2011 National Leadership Grants CFDA 45.312

National Leadership Grants 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. IMLS welcomes proposals that promote the skills necessary to develop 21st century communities, citizens, and workers. 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 1, 2011.

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 National Leadership Grant 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.

Grant Amount: $50,000–$1,000,000; up to $100,000 for planning grants
Grant Period: Up to three years
Matching Requirement: 1:1 for requests over $250,000, except research projects. Cost sharing of at least one-third is encouraged for requests under $250,000 and for research projects.

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: NLG-FY10
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Posted Date: Oct 27, 2010
Creation Date: Oct 27, 2010
Original Closing Date for Applications: Feb 01, 2011
Current Closing Date for Applications: Feb 01, 2011
Archive Date: Mar 03, 2011
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

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