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Grant-in-Aid (GIA)

Application and Notification Period

The application period will open on April 1, 2024 and will close on June 1, 2024. 

Applicants will be informed of the award decision by mid-September 2024.  Projects anticipating an earlier start date than September are not possible under the current GIA calendar.

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 25 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, or other items necessary to support or improve museum services and operations.

*** Projects supporting consultation by Alaska museums with Alaska Tribes as required by the new Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) regulations are strongly encouraged this grant cycle. ***

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 in September. The grant award letter may set stipulations on the content and/or cost of the project, based on the application and panel review.

Grant Forms

Accounting Calendar

FY2024 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 that have received approval

Any GIA accounting reports not submitted by June 30, 2024 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.