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Grant-in-Aid (GIA)

The Grant-in-Aid  Program is Now Accepting Applications 

Contingent upon funding by the Legislature, the Alaska State Museum will award grants to Alaska museums and museum-related agencies for activities scheduled to take place between July 1 and June 30 of the following year. The application deadline is June 1, 2020. Museums can apply for only one of the two grant programs. 

Application and Notification Period

The Grant-in-Aid application period will be open from April 15, 2020 through June 1, 2020 at 11:59 PM.

Applicants will be notified of the award decision on July 1, 2020.

Grant Applications

Museums can apply for one of the two grant programs.

Accounting Calendar

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 will make the organization ineligible for funding until reports are submitted and the account is closed.

Other Grants for Museums

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