Tim Carrigan has more than decade of program management experience in the informal learning and cultural heritage sector. He has been with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) since 2007, currently serving as a senior program officer. IMLS is a federal grantmaking agency whose mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural/civic engagement.
Tim currently serves as a member of a team that manages $181 million of Congressionally appropriated funds in discretionary and block grants annually. He coordinates all stages of the grant management process, including providing technical assistance to potential applicants, managing a two-tiered peer review process, and monitoring funded projects over their lifespan.
Tim's portfolio includes more than $10 million of IMLS investments in programs that support learning and community engagement in libraries, with special focus on early learning and participatory learning (makerspaces, gaming, STEM, etc.). In addition to his grant portfolio, Tim is a key player on several strategic initiatives and has contributed to the planning and implementing technical improvements to the agency's grants management line of business and adoption of a new grants management system. He speaks at several national and regional conferences each year.
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