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Round Two of Cultural Facilites Program Grant Released by DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Grant to assists District arts organizations with space purchases and capital improvements

Mayor Vincent C. Gray and the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) are pleased to announce the second round of the DCCAH’s Cultural Facilities Projects grant (CFP2). The 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.

The CFP2 grant is intended to help organizations purchase 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. 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.

“We are ecstatic to assist arts organizations in being catalysts of economic development and growth in the community,” said Lionell Thomas, Executive Director of the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

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.

Staff members of the DCCAH are available to help develop grant applications through group and individual technical assistance. There will also be free workshops for participants to learn useful information about the agency’s funding opportunities and how to submit a successful grant application. The workshops for the CFP2 grant will take place at the offices of the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the Marshall Heights Community Development Organization/Lloyd D. Smith Center.


CFP2 Grant Workshops

Friday, March 15, 2013

1:00 pm -2:00 pm

Marshall Heights Community Development Organization / Lloyd D. Smith Center

3939 Benning Road NE

Washington, DC 20019


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

6:00 pm -7:00 pm

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

200 I (Eye) Street, SE, Suite 1400

Washington, DC 20003


For more information on the Cultural Facilities Program round two grant and eligibility requirements, visit www.dcarts.dc.gov or call Steven Mazzola, Grants Program Manager, at (202)724-5613.