Capital Development (CAP)

Capital Development (CAP) Grants Program

The Capital Development (CAP) grants program provides funding assistance to non-profit cultural organizations for capital improvement projects that are designed to expand, renovate, construct, and/or equip cultural 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.  Programs in facilities for which grants have been provided must be ADA accessible and promoted to the general public.
Projects must have strong evidence of prior planning and imminent completion or “readiness” factor, as well a documented, secured maximum possible public and/or private match.Facilities improvement projects should be designed to improve the artistic capabilities of and/or the audience 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. Priority consideration will be given to facilities proposing ADA-compliance improvements.
Grants are awarded on an extremely competitive basis based on panel evaluation.  There is no guarantee that your proposal will be recommended for funding.  In addition to other eligibility requirements listed in the CAP guidelines, organizations must 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).
It is mandatory to schedule a consultation appointment with the CAP program administrator prior to submitting an online application (access to the CAP online application will only be granted after the organization’s consultation has occurred).  In addition, first-time applicants are required to also attend a Pre-Grant Submission Workshop before accessing the Culture Grants Online (CGO) system.

Funding Period: October 1, 2014 - September 30, 2015
Maximum Funding Request / Matching Requirement: $30,000 maximum request / $1-to-$1 match required
Applications Available: February 3, 2014
Pre-Grant Submission 1-on-1 Consultation Required (contact program administrator to set up appointment) February 4 through March 12, 2014
CGO Grant System Basics Workshop:
Visit CGO Miami Homepage for dates & times
Application Deadline: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 -  4:00 PM
Administrator Comments/Corrections Issued (applicant will have one week to make corrections, April 16 through April 23) Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Corrected / Final Application Deadline Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 4:00 PM
Panel Evaluation Meeting: Friday, June 6, 2014 - 1:00 PM
Cultural Affairs Council Approval: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 12:00 PM
Board of County Commissioners Approval: September 2014
Grant Award Notifications / Agreements Issued: October 2014
Funds Distributed to Grantees by reimbursement only Funds will be distributed only after expenditures and documentation have been submitted.  Refer to program guidelines or call program administrator for more information.
Program Administrator: Kelly Allocco / Phone: 305-375-4636

FY 2014-2015 Capital Developement (CAP) Grants Program Guidelines

CAP Panel Lists
   FY 2013-2014 | FY 2012-2013

♦ CAP Funding History
   FY 2012-2013 Grantees 
   FY 2011-2012 Grantees