Washington, DC– Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) announced a series of Museums for America (MFA) Grants awarded to environmentally-focused museums within the 21st Congressional District by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The MFA Grant Program is the IMLS’s largest discretionary program for museums. These grants are designed to promote the role of museums in communities by strengthening their ability to serve the public. Grant totals within the 21st District exceed $405,000.
“The North Country’s pristine environment is a defining feature of many of our communities across the district, and I applaud these museums for working to showcase our natural treasures,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “This funding will enable several local museums to further develop their programming, honoring the rich environmental history of our district and equipping visitors with the knowledge they need to protect our environment for generations to come. I congratulate the recipients of these important grants and thank them for their years of work promoting conservation, the sciences, and North Country history.”
Information about the museums receiving IMLS MFA Grants can be found below:
Historic Saranac Lake
Award Amount: $20, 650
Award Amount: $140,000
The Wild Center
Award Amount: $245,161