Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 482 in 2013, which authorized creation of a specified competitive grant program to support small capital projects in museums including the acquisition of real property, or construction projects at museum facilities or venues.
Funding is currently available from Proposition 40 bond funds for two cycles of $2 million each. Proceeds from the new Snoopy Special Interest License Plate
are planned to fund the program in future years. Snoopy License Plates may be purchased online
to support California museums.
Please read the guidelines, application and forms in their entirety for important information on project eligibility, evaluation criteria and application submission requirements. Guidelines and application are available online
Technical Assistance Workshops
Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of the four Technical Assistance Workshops which provide help in preparing grant applications. Please RSVP by one week before the workshop.
Chabot Space & Science Center
10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619
Natural History Museum
1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
Crocker Art Museum
216 O St, Sacramento, CA 95814
Museum of Tolerance
9786 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035
*The Sacramento workshop will also be available via webcast. When submitting an RSVP for the Sacramento workshop, please specify if you will be attending in person or through the webcast. Updates regarding instructions for the July 2 webcast will be posted online. The audio and video links to the webcast will likely become active 15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting.
For questions on the Museum Grant Program or to RSVP, please call (916) 653-2812 or email email@example.com