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Subject: IMLS Grants awarded

IMLS Grants awarded

From: Jeannine Mjoseth <jmjoseth<-a>
Date: Tuesday, June 3, 2008
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In April, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art received an IMLS
Hurricane Relief Award to assist in their continuing recovery from
Hurricane Katrina. The museum was one of 11 museums in Mississippi
and Louisiana that received Hurricane Relief Awards totaling

In addition to the Hurricane Relief Awards, IMLS provided:

  $670,000 in financial assistance to seven museums in Florida,
  Louisiana, and Mississippi to improve emergency preparedness and
  response. See

  $866,284 for SOLINET (Southeastern Library Network), which created
  staff capacity and strengthened staff skills in 16 public library
  systems in Louisiana and Mississippi that suffered severe damage
  and destruction from hurricanes.

  Funding, supported by the Foundation of the American Institute for
  Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, for the development
  of a team of "rapid responders" that can be mobilized to provide
  emergency assistance to museums in the wake of hurricanes,
  earthquakes, and other natural and man-made disasters. See

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  Funding for the development of dPlan, a free online program
  created by the Northeast Document Conservation Center in Andover,
  MA, which helps institutions write comprehensive disaster plans.
  See <URL:>.

  Funding, in conjunction with Heritage Preservation, for the pilot
  Program for Risk Evaluation and Planning (PREP), to help museums
  develop disaster plans and create guidelines for first responders
  and local emergency managers. See

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