The Grant Program presently offers two recurring grant opportunities (project and capital) and occasional special grant opportunities:
- Project Grants – Project grants are designed to support specific projects or programs that have a distinct budget, personnel, and timeframe spanning a relatively short duration.
- Short-Order Project Grants – Short-Order Project Grants have a simplified application process, tied to a smaller grant award for small organizations or for individuals applying.
- Capital Grants – Capital grants are designed to support capital projects, such as equipment purchases, permanent exhibits, building construction, improvements and expansion, or historic preservation initiatives.
- Special Grants – occasional unique grant opportunities may be offered for one or several grant cycles. Check the Special Grants page for opportunities currently available.
Each grant cycle focuses upon primary activities that happen within certain date parameters and applies to a specific 14-month project period. Grant cycle project periods are defined as follows:
- First Grant Cycle (February 1 application deadline): for primary activities including public presentations happening between May 1 of current year through June 30 of following year
- Second Grant Cycle (August 1 application deadline): for primary activities including public presentations happening between November 1 of current year through December 31 of following year