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Grant-in-Aid (GIA)

Application and Notification Period

The Grant-in-Aid application period will open on April 1, 2023 and will close on June 1, 2023. 

Applicants will be informed of the award decision after July 30. 

Please note:  If you received a grant this past year, you must email your Final Report to by June 30th in order to be eligible for this year's grant cycle.

FY 24 Grant-in-Aid Programs

Museums may apply for either a Mini Grant or a Regular Grant but cannot apply for both. 

Mini Grants of up to $2,000 are available for small museums with annual operating budgets that are less than $100,000. 

Regular Grants of up to $12,000 are available to eligible museums of all sizes. 

Application Templates and Online Submission Forms

Use of Funds

ASM provides Alaska museums or museum-support organizations with Grant-in-Aid (GIA) awards for a wide range of projects. Projects can be related to collections, exhibits, education, outreach, and organizational development. GIA funds can be used to purchase supplies and equipment, pay for contractual services and personnel, or other items necessary to support or improve museum services and operations. 

No more than 10% of a project budget can fund administrative (in-direct) expenses.

GIA funds will not be provided for projects designed to restore historic sites and structures, for collection acquisitions, for costs incurred prior to the date of the grant award letter, or for re-granting purposes. 

The Museum will provide official notification of the grant award by letter sometime after July 30. The grant award letter may set stipulations on the content and/or cost of the project, based on the application and panel review.

Accounting Calendar

FY2023 Projects should be complete by June 30. Final accounting is due on or before June 30. Accounting forms will be emailed in mid-May. Receipts for all expenditures should be kept and copies submitted with your accounting.

  • June 2: Written request for an extension must be submitted for approval if project cannot be completed by June 30
  • June 30: Deadline for completion of projects and submission of final accounting
  • October 31: Deadline for submission of final accounting for extended projects

Any GIA accounting reports not submitted by June 30, 2023 will make the organization ineligible for funding until reports are submitted and the grant is closed.

Other Grants for Museums

Visit the Resources for Alaska Museums Guide for a list of museum grant opportunities.