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Florida Division of Arts and Culture (DAC) Grant Programs

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Florida Division of Arts and Culture (DAC) Grant Programs



Grant Programs

The application period for 2022 – 2023 grants has closed.

Next Deadline: 5:00 p.m. EST, June 1, 2022

Grant Period: July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024

Application Available: April 1, 2022


General Program Support

General Program Support (GPS) funding is designed to support the general program activities of an organization that is realizing its stated mission and furthering the state’s cultural objectives by conducting, creating, producing, presenting, staging, or sponsoring cultural exhibits, performances, educational programs, or events or providing professional services as a State Service Organization or Local Arts Agency.

For more information about program and discipline-specific eligibility requirements, see pages 9-12 of the GPS Guidelines.

Specific Cultural Projects

The Specific Cultural Project (SCP) grant is designed to fund an organization’s cultural project, program, exhibition, or series taking place within the grant period. The grant activities must support the mission of the organization and further the state’s cultural objectives.

Grants for Organizations

All applicants must be either a public entity or a Florida non-profit, tax-exempt corporation as of the application deadline.

For more information, see pages 6-7 of the SCP Guidelines. See program guidelines for more information about eligibility requirements.

Grants for Artists

All applicants must be Florida-based artists and may not be enrolled in a degree or certificate program. Artists applying as individuals must create a profile in the grant portal.

For more information about the project types and eligibility requirements, see pages 7-13 of the SCP Guidelines.

Fast Track Project


The Fast Track Project Grant Program is designed to provide expedited access to funds of up to $2500 supporting small organizations through arts and cultural projects.

Our How to Apply webinar answers questions about the program and guides you through the application process. Click here to watch the recording.

Cultural Facilities

The next application cycle is April 1 – June 1, 2022 for the 2024 fiscal year.

The Cultural Facilities Program grant is designed to support and fund the renovation, construction, or acquisition of facilities for arts and cultural organizations.

Cultural Endowment

The Cultural Endowment Program is designed to create endowments by matching funds in order to provide operating resources to participating cultural organizations.

The Cultural Endowment Program is comprised of two components:

    1. Cultural Sponsoring Organization (CSO) designation, and
    2. Receipt of a $240,000 State Matching Share (SMS).

Although both parts require the submission of application material, each contains eligibility criteria that are unique to the components. An organization may be designated as a CSO without submitting an application for an SMS. However, CSO designation is an eligibility criterion for the receipt of a SMS.

Applications for designation as a Cultural Sponsoring Organization may be submitted at any time. See the Cultural Endowment Guidelines for more information.

African-American Cultural and Historical Grants

Grant Panel Meeting: February 22-24, 2022

The Florida Department of State accepted applications for the African-American Cultural and Historical grant program from October 11 through November 30, 2021.

Program Description

The purpose of this grant program is to provide funding for construction projects at facilities in Florida that highlight the contributions, culture, or history of African-Americans.

Priority shall be given for, but is not limited to, projects that:

    • encourage the design or construction of a new facility or the renovation of an existing facility in an area with great cultural significance in which no facility exists;
    • enhance the beauty or aesthetic value of facilities named for significant African-Americans;
    • or restore facilities on the National Register of Historic Places.

Funding for this program is provided by the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) program, as authorized by the Department of the Treasury. All funds disbursed under this program may only be used in compliance with both State and Federal regulations including applicable provisions of 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, and all other applicable statutes, regulations, and executive orders.

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible Applicant Organizations are either a public entity or an active Florida nonprofit or 501(c)(3).

Award Amount and Match Requirements

Maximum award amount: Applicant Organizations may request up to $500,000 or up to $1,000,000 with 50 percent matching funds from other sources. There is no minimum request amount.

Match requirement: There is no match requirement for grant funding requests up to $500,000. All Applicant Organizations must provide a cash match of 50% of funds requested above $500,000 from the Department. For example: if the request amount is $1,000,000, the match amount is $250,000. This would be 50% of the $500,000 that is above the first $500,000 for a total project budget of $1,250,000.


For full eligibility, application requirements, match requirements, allowable and non-allowable expenses, application review criteria and panel scoring and other grant details download the full guidelines here.

Download the application questions here.

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