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Preservation Grant

Grants to Georgia Nonprofit and Government-Owned Theaters
for Acquisitions, Renovations, and Other Capital Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Fox Theatre Institute (FTI)

Deadline Date:

08/15/18 Postmarked


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Grants to Georgia nonprofit and government-owned theaters for capital projects, such as the installation and purchase of equipment, renovation and construction of property, and acquisition of historic property. The purpose of this grant is to help theaters complete projects and develop community-wide participation at the local level.

Grants are awarded on an annual basis and may support the following kinds of needs:
-Securing an engineering and/or architectural team to provide final planning and budgets.
-Completing an overall preservation project or repurposing of a related structure, either a phase or other important improvements according to a study and planning process.
-Completion of a multi-year preservation plan or a long-term preservation plan for an historic structure.
-Acquisition of a historic property or related properties.
-Acquisition of real property or construction. Project may include renovation/alteration of property to comply with Section 504 of the 1974 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act.
-Purchase and installation of equipment, such as assistive listening access, seating, listening devices, staging, sound equipment, lighting equipment, and projection systems that will expand accessibility and availability of programming.

Applicants should be able to speak to the following:
-The historic significance of the property to be assisted and evidence of community support.
-The need for funding and the urgency of the project or the long-term objectives or impact of the project.
-Increased cultural and/or economic impact for the community.
-Involvement of collaborations and partnerships that leverage additional public and private investment.
-The adequacy of plans to meet the current needs and for the future care and maintenance of the theater or the continuation for the activity for which grant support is requested.

The following criteria will be used to evaluate and rank applications for these grant funds:
-Historical significance of the resource.
-Physical condition of the property.
-Proposed use of the site and quality of the interpretive program.
-Quality of the preliminary planning or contract documents, including credentials of the project team, feasibility of the budget, and work schedule.
-Appropriateness of the project to meet the needs of the resource.
-Ability of the applicant to match the funds requested and to complete the proposed work, maintain the property, administer the grant funds, and develop programs to sustain and interpret the property.

Projected Timeline:

Provide a timeline that includes or recaps your study and planning phases, project implementation and meaningful components (i.e. architectural selection, final working drawings, bid process for contractors, approvals, construction, etc.), and estimated completion.

Project Budget:

Include estimated expenses and any other income or resources available or projected toward supporting preservation needs for this project using the categories provided below. Only include eligible expenses.

Eligible Expenses:
-Fees for consulting services
-Catering, food and beverage, and entertainment
-Project related building materials
-Project related labor costs
-Expenses incurred prior to award date

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181575

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may apply for grants starting at $50,000 to upwards of $250,000.

Multi-phased projects may apply for funding for three consecutive years not to exceed $500,000 during this three-year period.

Term of Contract:

Multi-phased projects may apply for funding for three consecutive years.

Apart from multi-phased projects, grant projects must be completed by June 1, 2019. Failure to complete the project in this timeframe may result in the cancellation of the grant.

Organizations receiving funding of $250,000 or above are not eligible to re-apply for three years.

Reapplication may only be made for a new project that demonstrates its importance or benefits beyond the achievements of the earlier project.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

In order to be eligible for grant funding, properties must be:
-Owned by a public agency, 501(c)(3), or other nonprofit organization.
-50 years or older and/or: listed on the National Register of Historic Places; listed as a National Historic Landmark; contributing member of a National Register Historic District; listed as a contributing resource to a local historic district; or eligible for any of the above.

Ineligible Expenses:
-Staff or faculty salaries
-Organizational overhead costs

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for the 2018-2019 Fox Theatre Institute Preservation Grant Program are due August 15, 2018. This is a postmark deadline and grants will not be accepted after this deadline.

The FTI Grant Committee will review the applications and grant award notifications will be sent
in late October 2018.

Partial grant funding will be issued by December 1, 2018, and the remainder by June 30, 2019, with proof of completion of the contract’s scope of work.

Contact Information:

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

Maggie Fuller

Completed applications should be returned to:

The Fox Theatre Institute
Attn: Ms. Leigh Burns, Director
660 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Georgia