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Capital Development (CAP) Grant Program

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Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

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04/11/22 11:59 PM


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Grants of up to $30,000 to Florida nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and institutions of higher education in eligible areas to enhance cultural arts facilities. Applicants must contact program staff prior to the deadline and must request access to the application prior to applying. Funding is intended to improve cultural arts facilities in Miami-Dade County. Priority consideration will be given to facilities proposing ADA-compliance improvements.

The Capital Development (CAP) Grant Program provides funding assistance for capital improvement projects that are designed to expand, renovate, construct, or equip cultural arts facilities located within Miami-Dade County. These capital projects assist the nonprofit cultural community in providing increased public service, greater access, enhanced exhibition or performing space, and in developing cultural facilities that can be operated more effectively and efficiently. All programs must be accessible and promoted to the general public.

Projects must have strong evidence of prior planning and imminent completion or “readiness” factor, as well as a documented, secured maximum public and/or private match. Facilities improvement projects should be designed to improve the artistic capabilities of and/or the audience's ability to experience programs in the applicant facilities. Grants are intended to have a major impact on the applicant organization, the patrons served by that organization, and the surrounding community. 

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GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167152

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may request up to $30,000. The minimum request that can be considered is $5,000.

Term of Contract:

Grant Funding Period: October 1, 2022 - September 30, 2023

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:
- Be legally incorporated as not-for-profit, with designated tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Proof of incorporation and IRS tax-exempt designation is required at the time of application; or
- Qualify as a political subdivision of Miami-Dade County or one of its municipalities, that owns and operates a cultural facility – provided that the cultural facility provides service and open access to the community and the general public on a regular basis (limited to one (1) application per subdivision/municipality); or
- Qualify as a public or private institution of higher education that owns and operates a cultural facility - provided that the cultural facility provides service and open access to the community and the general public beyond their educational mission and on a regular basis (limited to one (1) application per institution);
- Not be a religious organization whose proposed project, in whole or in part, is designed to promote religious or sectarian activities or to encourage the preference of a particular religion;
- Have site control of the proposed facility (located in Miami-Dade County) either through ownership or having an executed long-term lease with an unexpired, 5-year minimum term (the lease must be in the non-profit’s name). Proof of site control is required at the time of application and in order to qualify under the program’s eligibility requirements (there are no exceptions to this rule);
- Have as its primary purpose and function, as defined by the Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws of the organization, programs that are substantially focused on arts and cultural activities;
- Employ at least one full-time paid professional;
- Have its primary office in Miami-Dade County; and
- Have a track record or documented plan of offering cultural programs to the general public on a regular basis.

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Pre-Application Information:

Interested applicants must schedule a mandatory consultation appointment with the CAP program administrator at least one week prior to the deadline either by phone or virtually through an online platform.

CAP Grant Program Timeline:
- Applications Available: March 1, 2022
- Consultation Period with Department Staff: March 4, 2022 - April 4, 2022
- Deadline: April 11, 2022, 11:59 PM
- Application Comments / Corrections Issued: May 2, 2022
- Revised / Final Application Due: May 9, 2022, 11:59 PM
- CAP Panel Meeting: June 29, 2022, 2:00 PM
- Cultural Affairs Council Approval: July 2022
- Board of County Commissioners Approval: September 2022
- Award Notifications Issued: October 2022

Organizations are encouraged to complete the online application process at least 72 hours in advance of the application deadline to ensure successful submittal.

Before you can access the grant application form, you must have a user account for basic login access and complete and submit a Grant Eligibility and Request Form. Requesting access to the grant application less than 7 business days prior to an upcoming deadline is neither an adequate timeframe for successful completion nor a reasonable expectation of staff.

Application corrections requested by the program administrator will be issued approximately 7 days prior to the corrected/final application deadline. Organizations are encouraged to complete their corrections at least 72 hours in advance to ensure successful submittal. At precisely 11:59 PM on the corrections deadline, the online grant system will automatically close the application system for corrections.

Applicants must furnish a minimum $1 to $1 match from the municipality or jurisdiction in which the facility is located and/or from the applicant organization to be eligible for County grant funds. The CAP Grants Program shall not be considered the sole source of funding.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

For questions, please contact:
Kelly Allocco, Program Administrator
Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs
111 NW 1st Street, Suite 625
Miami, Florida 33128
305-375-4636 Phone / 305-375-3068 Fax

It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any accommodation to participate in Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs sponsored programs or meetings, please contact Francine Andersen 305-375-4634 /, five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

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