#FundingFriday: 5 Federal Grants Supporting Literacy and Cultural Preservation

This week’s edition of #FundingFriday features a range of federal grants supporting libraries, museums and translation.

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National Leadership Grants for Libraries

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

 

Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services

Institute of Museum and Library Services
The goal of the Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services program (NANH program) is to support Indian tribes and organizations that primarily serve and represent Native Hawaiians. It is intended to provide opportunities to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge through strengthened activities in areas such as exhibitions, educational services and programming, professional development, and collections stewardship.

Closing Date: November 1, 2018

 

Museum Grants for African American History & Culture

Institute of Museum and Library Services
The goals of the Museum Grants for African American History and Culture program (AAHC program) are to build the capacity of African American museums and support the growth and development of museum professionals at African American museums. The AAHC program supports projects that nurture museum professionals, build institutional capacity, and increase access to museum and archival collections at African American museums and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Closing Date: November 1, 2018

 

Inspire! Grants for Small Museums

Institute of Museum and Library Services
IMLS Inspire! Grants for Small Museums is a special initiative of the Museums for America Program. This special initiative is designed to inspire small museums to apply for and implement projects that address priorities identified in their strategic plan. IMLS invites applications that focus on providing rich learning experiences for individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and circumstances; supporting partnerships aimed at assessing and addressing the needs of their communities; strengthening the role of museums as trusted stewards of the collections in their care; and/or expanding access to collections and associated resources.

Closing Date: November 1, 2018

 

NEA Literature Fellowships: Translation Projects, FY2020

National Endowment for the Arts
Through fellowships to published translators, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) supports projects for the translation of specific works of prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English. We encourage translations of writers and of work that are not well represented in English translation. All proposed projects must be for creative translations of literary material into English. The work to be translated should be of interest for its literary excellence and value. Priority will be given to projects that involve work that has not previously been translated into English.

Closing Date: December 5, 2018

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