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IMLS is an independent federal grantmaking agency and the primary source of federal support for the nation’s museums, libraries, and related organizations. We advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development. Our vision is a nation where museums and libraries work together to transform the lives of individuals and communities. Please visit us at imls.gov to learn more about museum grant programs and talk to staff about your project ideas.

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