Capital Development (CAP) Grants Program

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

Deadline: Wednesday, April 10, 2024, 11:59 PM

Maximum Request:  $15,000

FY 2024-2025 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:

CAP Grant Program Timeline*

Grant Funding Period October 1, 2024 - September 30, 2025
Applications Available March 1, 2024

Consultation Period with Department  Staff (Required)

March 4, 2024 - April 3, 2024

(By appointment only; contact program administrator)

Deadline  Wednesday, April 10, 2024, 11:59 PM
Application Comments / Corrections Issued

May 1, 2024

Revised / Final Application Due

May 8, 2024, 11:59 PM

CAP Panel Meeting

June 26, 2024, 2:00 PM

Cultural Affairs Council Approval July 2024
Board of County Commissioners Approval September 2024
Award Notifications Issued October 2024
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).