2023 Grant Cycle Dates:
February (date TBD)
Application portal opens
March 1, 1-2pm ET
March 31, 11:59pm ET
Deadline for Scoping and Technical assistance full proposals, and Implementation Letters of Interest (LOIs)
Notice for Scoping and Technical Assistance, with invitations for full applications for Implementation
June 2, 11:59pm ET
Implementation full applications due
Notice for Implementation plus full public announcements
- Awards support the planning or implementation of capital projects that reduce emissions by improving efficiency in building energy use.
- Only institutions that have visual arts as a key part of their mission and programming may apply. This includes collecting and non-collecting institutions as well as visual arts schools.
- The institution must be physically located in the U.S. or its territories.
- There are no institutional or budget size limitations or preferences. Museums of all sizes are encouraged to apply.
- Previous grantees are eligible to submit applications for subsequent years. Application types may be the same if funding is requested for a different project. For example, if institution A receives Implementation funding for LED replacement in year 1, institution A may request Implementation funding again but for a different project in year 3 (e.g., air chiller replacement).
- Only one inquiry per institution, please. If an institution is part of a larger umbrella institution, one inquiry is allowed per each institution. For example, if a university has a Museum of Natural History and Museum of American Art, one inquiry is allowed per museum.
These grants range from $10,000 to $25,000 and have 1 or 2-year timeframes. These grants benefit institutions that are getting started in reducing their emissions footprint while reducing their reliance on fossil fuels to heat, cool, and power their buildings.
Technical Assistance Grants
These grants range from $25,000 to $50,000 and have 1 or 2-year timeframes.
These grants range from $50,000 to $100,000 and may take up to 2 years or more.