The Institute of Museum and Library Services has published a guide to fiscal year 2016 funding. Grants are available to museums through several programs:

  • Museums for America: $5,000 to $150,000 per grant for activities that strengthen museums as active resources for lifelong learning, vital components of livable communities, and good stewards of the nation’s collections.
  • National Leadership Grants for Museums: $50,000 to $500,000 per grant for projects that address challenges or needs of the museum field, have broad impact, and demonstrate innovation and collaboration.
  • Sparks! Ignition Grants for Museums: $10,000 to $25,000 per grant for opportunities to expand and test the boundaries of museum services and practices.

Read the funding guide at https://www.imls.gov/assets/1/AssetManager/2016OMSGrantOpps4pager.pdf.