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Resources: Institute of Museum and
Library Services (IMSL)

IMLS is an independent federal agency that fosters leadership, innovation, and lifetime learning by supporting the nation's museums and libraries. Created by the Museum and Library Services Act of 1996, IMLS administers the Library Services and Technology Act and the Museum Services Act. For more information, contact IMLS at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20502, 202-606-8536 or visit them on the web at

All IMLS grant and award program deadlines can be viewed at:

Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance and other funding opportunities
Some libraries may also want to pursue private funding options such as charitable foundations and other not-for-profit organizations. A helpful resource is the Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance. This online, searchable database, accessible at, lists more than 1,400 assistance programs administered through federal agencies. There are currently 15 types of assistance available including surplus equipment, training, guaranteed loans, and grants.

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