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Cultural Facilities Projects Round 2 (CFP2)

Cultural Facilities Projects Round 2 (CFP2)

Program Guidelines
Organizations may apply for up to $200,000
Deadline: Friday, March 29, 2012 by 6:00 PM
Applicants may submit one Cultural Facilities application per fiscal year

Cultural Facilities Projects Description 

The Cultural Facilities Projects Round 2 (CFP2) grant will be awarded to arts and humanities organizations within the District of Columbia that own or rent facilities designed to present performances, exhibitions or professional training so that all District of Columbia residents and visitors can experience the rich culture of our city. 

Recipients of FY13 Cultural Facilities Project funding are not eligible to apply for CFP2. 

Applicants may submit proposals for funding in one of the following areas: purchase of a currently leased performance, exhibition or professional training facility, planning/design or implementation of capital improvement projects or purchase of long-term fixtures and equipment. Funds may only support these focus areas, and as such, these needs must be fully addressed and documented within each application. Examples of capital improvement projects include theater seating, flooring for rehearsal and stage performances, permanent light and/or sound equipment, assistive listening devices and installation of ramps for accessibility. Additional information on allowable and unallowable costs can be found on page 5 under “Funding Restrictions”. 

DCCAH encourages applications intended to support or spur economic development initiatives, as well as those that demonstrate environmental responsibility and sustainable building practices. Applicants whose facilities are not fully accessible to individuals with disabilities are urged to learn about and work toward compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. 

The Cultural Facilities Projects grant has a 1:1 cash matching requirement, designed to assist an organization’s fundraising by leveraging funding from additional sources. Neither in-kind services nor other DCCAH funds may be used to satisfy the matching requirement. Funds must be spent within a period that is reasonable and consistent with the CFP application and no later than September 30, 2015. All capital projects are subject to verification by DCCAH.