The Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded a $101,000 grant to the Flag House & Star-Spangled Banner Museum to help create a program to expand family and youth programs and boost the museum's presence in the community. The grant requires that the museum raise an equal amount of money.
"This grant comes at a critical time for the museum as it allows us to expand our offerings for those in the Baltimore metropolitan region while also strengthening our relationship with the communities in proximity to our facility," Stacey Shelnut-Hendrick, executive director of museum, said in a statement.
The institute bills itself as the "primary source of federal support for the nation's 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums," according to the group's Web site. More than 400 applications were submitted seeking grant money.