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.

ROUND TWO SOLICITATION NOW OPEN 

The California Natural Resources Agency is pleased to announce the open solicitation period for the California Museum Grant Program! The Guidelines include information to assist in preparing an application for funding. Please be sure to read these Guidelines, Application and Forms in their entirety for important information on project eligibility, evaluation criteria, and submission requirements.

GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION ARE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD HERE

 

ONLINE APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 5 p.m.

 

FORMS AND TEMPLATES

Application Checklist Match Requirements and Form
Proposal Narrative In-Kind Contributions Form
Resolution Environmental Review Compliance Form
Certification Letter Disadvantaged Population Form
Work Plan Instructions and Chart Land Tenure/Property Data Sheet
Cost Estimate (Development) Permit Approval Status Form
Cost Estimate (Acquisition) Willing Seller Template

 

RSVP FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE WORKSHOPS

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 mgpcoordinator@resources.ca.gov or by calling (916) 653-2812.

The PowerPoint from the workshop can be viewed here.

Sacramento

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

Visalia

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

Parking: Free street parking

Oakland

Thursday, July 6, 2017
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Oakland City Hall
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
San Diego Museum of Art
Board Room
1450 El Prado Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

Parking information

 

Snoopy Dancing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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Staff

Chief
  • Polly Escovedo
Program Managers Grant Administrators Grant Coordinators