Illinois Public Museum Grants Program
The Public Museum Capital Grants Program is designed to help public
museums in Illinois expand and upgrade facilities and create new
Please be aware that changes have been made to the Museum Capital Grants Program. These changes are reflected in the Application Guidelines and the Application itself. Please review them carefully. The most notable changes include:
There will be no changes to the amount of funds requested in the application by the review committee. All applications will be reviewed on their merit as presented and the amount being requested. Applications will be funded at the level requested or not at all.
Public Museum Capital projects are funded using bond funds and therefore require the use and oversight of a public bodies procurement guidelines to ensure proper stewardship of said funds. All successful applicants will be required to utilize the procurement guidelines of the local unit of government identified in the application.
All successful applicants will be required to use a CPA for “Agreed Upon Procedures” in their billings. This includes any 50% project complete billing as well as the final billing. These costs are considered an eligible expenditure and can be included in your budget.
If you have any questions concerning these changes, please contact the Division of Grants at (217) 782-7481.
In order to receive full consideration, applications must be complete and received in our Office by 12:00 p.m. on May 7, 2012.
These guidelines are designed to help public museums submit applications for grant assistance. It is essential that you read the guidelines before filling out the application forms. If forms are being reproduced on a word-processing program, do not change the original format. If you have any questions, we encourage you to call the grants office at 217.524.8538. The MSWord document can be downloaded and saved to your computer system.
Please do not alter the format of these forms.
The final copy for submittal, should be printed as single-sided copies.
Here is the document in MS Word doc format. You may need to right-click and choose save or download.