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FY22 Cultural Facilities Grant

Grants to Georgia Nonprofits and
Agencies to Support the Arts

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Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA)

Deadline Date:

08/31/21 11:59 PM


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Grants of up to $75,000 to Georgia nonprofit arts organizations and government agencies to upgrade arts-related buildings and support arts programs. Funding is intended to rehabilitate, preserve, or acquire facilities that are used for the arts or to buy equipment that supports arts activities. Grants support proposals for capital projects from organizations whose work demonstrates a significant benefit to the people being served.

Examples of eligible projects include:

  • Renovating a building to be accessible to people with disabilities
  • Carrying out a preservation project on a historic building
  • Constructing a new building for use as an arts facility
  • Purchasing a building for use as an arts facility
  • Building an outdoor stage or amphitheater
  • Purchasing and installing equipment. The only types of equipment that can be included in a Cultural Facilities Grant application are air conditioning units, seating, sound equipment, lighting equipment, projection systems, kilns, printing presses, and equipment to make programming accessible to people with disabilities, such as assistive listening devices.

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GrantWatch ID#: 186700

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants awarded FY22 Cultural Facilities Grants will receive an award that could range from $10,000 to $75,000, though no grantee will receive more than is requested in the application. Applicants may receive a grant that is less than the amount requested.

Term of Contract:

The project for which support is being requested must start no earlier than November 1, 2021, and be completed no later than June 30, 2022. If an organization is carrying out a very large capital project that will not be finished in its entirety by June 30, 2022, the applicant may apply for support for a single component or phase of that project. The requirement regarding the length of a lease has been changed from 50 years to 20 years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All eligible applicants must be located in Georgia, registered with the Georgia Secretary of State, and must have completed all requirements of any previous GCA or state of Georgia grant awarded prior to FY22. FY21 Cultural Facilities Grant recipients are not eligible to apply.

Eligible applicants must be one of the following:
• A non-profit arts organization registered with the IRS (to be defined as an arts organization, the entity must include the arts as part of the mission statement and more than 50% of programming must be arts-related)
• A local government entity (i.e. a city, county or local authority)

Who is NOT eligible to apply?
• Individuals
• Organizations with fiscal agents
• Organizations that do not have their own IRS 501(c)3 status
• Corporations, for-profit businesses, or privately owned buildings
• Schools
• Libraries
• Colleges/universities or foundations that support colleges/universities
• Organizations that are based outside of Georgia
• Organizations that employ a lobbyist (this does not apply to organizations that are members of groups that use lobbyists)
• Non-arts organizations, such as zoos, botanical gardens, aquariums, sports facilities, history museums, science centers, culinary arts schools, martial arts schools, etc.
• FY20 and FY21 Cultural Facilities Grant recipients

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline: August 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM

- Deadline: August 31, 2021
- Panel Meetings: September-October, 2021
- Grant Announcements: mid-October, 2021
- Grant reimbursement payments: Payment will be made of up to 90% of the grant after grantee has spent the amount of the grant request plus the required ratio of additional expenses (50% or 100%, depending on the budget size of the applicant).

Applicants must have a valid DUNS number. If your organization does not have a DUNS number, go to:

Applicants with FY20 actual expenses that are less than $500,000 must have a 50% cash match. This means that the applicant must raise money from other sources that is equal to or greater than 50% of the GCA grant request. The grant request may not be more than 67% of total expenses.

Applicants with FY20 actual expenses of $500,000 or more must have a 100% match for the GCA request amount. That means that the applicant must raise money from other sources that is equal to or greater than the GCA grant request amount. The grant request may not be more than 50% of total expenses.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

If you have questions about the guidelines or the application process, GCA is available to answer your questions:
Allen Bell, Director of Grants and Research

People with disabilities requiring assistance with this information or information in a different format, please contact:
Karen Hampton, ADA Coordinator
Georgia Council for the Arts
75 Fifth St. NW, Suite 1200
Atlanta, GA 30308

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