California Museum Grant Program

In 2013, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 482, which authorized creation of a specified competitive grant program, to support small capital projects in museums including the acquisition of real property, or construction projects at museum facilities or venues.

Final guidelines coming soon! Grant application deadline will be early Fall.


Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of the workshops. Each workshop will include an interactive presentation and opportunity for specific project feedback designed to provide guidance in preparing grant applications.  RSVP’s are appreciated; please submit RSVP information by clicking here or via email at or by calling (916) 653-2812.


Monday, June 12, 2017
9:00 AM – Noon
Natural Resources Building
First Floor Auditorium
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Parking information

Los Angeles

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
La Plaza de Cultura y Artes
501 N Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Parking information


Thursday, June 29, 2017
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Tulare County Museum
5953 S Mooney Blvd
Visalia, CA 93277

Parking: Free street parking


Thursday, July 6, 2017
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Hearing Room 41
Frank H Ogawa Plz Fl 1
Oakland, CA 94612

Parking information

San Diego

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Board Room
1450 El Prado Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

Parking information


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Snoopy Plate Proceeds from the new Snoopy Special Interest License Plate are planned to fund the program in future years. Click here to purchase your Snoopy License Plate and support California museums!

Quick Links

Grant Program Updates and Solicitations

System for Online Application Review (SOAR)

References for Grantees


  • Click here to Sign-up for the CNRA Bonds and Grants ListServ.
  • Click here to Sign-up for the Museum Grant Program ListServ.


  • Polly Escovedo
Program Managers Grant Administrators Grant Coordinators