Capital Development (CAP) Grants Program

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Contact:  Kelly Allocco | (305) 375-4636 |

Deadline: Friday, April 9, 2021, 11:59 PM

Maximum Request:  $30,000

FY 2021-2022 Capital Development (CAP) Grants Program Guidelines

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.

Mandatory Pre-Application Requirements: 

All applicants are REQUIRED to schedule a pre-grant submission consultation at least one week prior to the application deadline, either in person or by telephone, with the CAP program administrator before access will be granted to the online application.

In addition, if you are a first-time applicant and/or a new staff member who is unfamiliar with the CGO grants system, your consultation appointment must be in person and will require additional time to cover the CGO system basics. 

There are no exceptions to these requirements.

To schedule your consultation, contact Kelly Allocco at 305-375-4636, or via e-mail:

FY 2018-2019 Capital Development Grants Program Panel Members

CAP Grant Program Timeline*

Grant Funding Period October 1, 2021 - September 30, 2022
Applications Available March 1, 2021
Consultation Period with Department  Staff March 3, 2021 - April 2, 2021
Deadline  April 9, 2021, 11:59 PM
Application Comments / Corrections Issued April 29, 2021
Revised / Final Application Due May 6, 2021, 11:59 PM
CAP Panel Meeting

June 24, 2021, 2:00 PM

NEW DATE:  Monday, July 12, 2021, 11 AM

Cultural Affairs Council Approval July 21, 2021, Noon
Board of County Commissioners Approval September 2021
Award Notifications Issued October 2021
Availability of Grant Funds CAP funds are distributed on reimbursement basis. Refer to CAP Grants Program Guidelines for more information. 

*Dates/times subject to change.

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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).