**The 2018 deadline for this opportunity has passed or the internal application slot has been granted. Updated information will be posted when the next funding cycle opens.**


Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Activating Community Opportunities Using Museums/Libraries as Assets Solicitation

Program Summary

Activating Community Opportunities Using Museums/Libraries as Assets is a special National Leadership Grant Program initiative with the goal of examining how libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs) can work with their communities to leverage their unique abilities to affect positive community change. Successful projects will demonstrate how LAMs can provide trusted spaces for, and learn from, ongoing community dialog to facilitate the discovery of mutual understanding and shared goals among individuals.

In addition, successful projects will demonstrate the viability of using and adapting existing approaches gleaned from the collective impact, social well-being, and community development arenas.


CU Internal Expression of Interest Deadline: 11:59pm MST March 21, 2018

IMLS Full Proposal Deadline: 9:59pm MST May 14, 2018


There are no special eligibility requirements.

Limited Submission Guidelines

An applicant organization may only submit one application to this special initiative.

Award Information and Duration

Total Funding Amount: $2,000,000

Expected Number of Awards: 15

Expected Amounts of Individual Awards: $25,000 - $150,000

A 1:1 cost share is required.