Museum Grant Program

The California Natural Resources Agency will be accepting proposals for the California Museum Grant Program from January 28th, 2022 to March 11th, 2022 via the System for Online Application Review (SOAR)Proposals must be submitted before 5:00 p.m. (PST) on March 11, 2022.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE FINAL GRANT GUIDELINES

This competitive grant program intends to solicit project proposals that assist the California Cultural and Historical Endowment (CCHE) in supporting and enhancing museums that are deeply rooted in, and reflective of, previously underserved communities and will give priority consideration to projects in museums:

  • severely affected by COVID-19; and
  • that serve underserved communities or students subject to Title 1 of the Federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Approximately $47.5 million in specified General Fund dollars are available and may be awarded over multiple rounds depending on the competitive pool.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

All technical assistance workshops have been conducted. Click here to access the presentation slides

 

STEP 1: PROJECT PROPOSAL FORMS AND TEMPLATES

Project Proposal Submittal Checklist

Proposal Form Signature Page Instructions

Sample Cost Estimate

DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES DETERMINATION RESOURCES

California State Parks Community FactFinder

Department of Water Resources Disadvantaged Communities Mapping Tool

SYSTEM FOR ONLINE APPLICATION REVIEW (SOAR)

SOAR Log-in Page

SOAR FAQs

SOAR User Manual

For more information, sign up for the Museum Grant Program LISTSERV

or call (916) 653-2812 or email mgpcoordinator@resources.ca.gov.

 

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