The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) is re-launching a pilot program for FY 2024, called Capital Pre-Scoping and Feasibility Planning (CPSFP), after it was put on hold for FY 2021-2023. The program will assist two to three selected not-for-profit cultural organizations with 501(c)(3) status considering a capital construction or renovation project. The CPSFP pilot program will identify a path for the not-for-profit cultural organization to successfully define and initiate a capital project or recommend alternative strategies should a capital construction or renovation project be inadvisable. During the pilot program, each eligible organization will work with a consultant, contracted by DCLA, to conduct a review of the organization’s capital needs in relation to its existing operating model to develop a feasible strategy that is scaled appropriately to align the organization’s capital needs with its administrative and fundraising capacity. The application process is highly competitive due to the limited funding available to implement the pilot program. Organizations with an operating budget between $250,000 and $1,250,000 (based on FY20 filings) are eligible to apply.
DISCLAIMER: Participation in the Capital Pre-Scoping and Feasibility Planning pilot program neither guarantees nor precludes organizations from accessing City capital funding.