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File #: 200234.    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Staff Recommendation Status: Passed
File created: 8/17/2020 In control: City Commission
On agenda: 9/3/2020 Final action: 9/3/2020
Title:  Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs General Program Support, Multidisciplinary Presenter (B) This item requests retroactive approval by the City Commission for the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs (PRCA) to accept, if awarded, a General Program Support grant from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.
Attachments: 1. 200234A_DCA Grant 2021-2022 Submitted 5-27-20_20200903.pdf, 2. 200234B_352artsroadmap-summary_20200903.pdf
Related files: 181002., 160535.
Title

 Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs General Program Support, Multidisciplinary Presenter (B)

This item requests retroactive approval by the City Commission for the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs (PRCA) to accept, if awarded, a General Program Support grant from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.

Explanation

The City of Gainesville Parks Recreation and Cultural Affairs’ Department, Cultural Affairs Division, annually applies to the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs (DCA) for a general program support grant. The Department qualifies as a Level III organization and can apply for the highest level of funding, $150,000. Staff has prepared a general program support grant request which was submitted by the June 1st deadline, requesting grant funds for FY 2021-2022 in the Multidisciplinary Presenter category.

Though this grant is for general program support, a detailed outline of how the funds will be spent was required with the application. If funded, the grant award for FY 2021-2022 will be applied to initiatives that will build PRCA’s cultural program presenting capacity. The grant will provide funding for elements of the “352ArtsRoadmap” cultural master plan for the City of Gainesville and related marketing initiatives. It will provide support for the Thomas Center Galleries’ exhibition curation and marketing; 352walls coordination and artist fees, as well as cultural programming artist fees.

The grant submission deadline was June 1, 2020; a panel review of applications will be scheduled for late August; final recommendations are subject to approval by the Florida Legislature and Governor and will be announced in June 2021. The grant period for the next grant is July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022.

Fiscal Note

The FY 2021-22 General Program Support, $150,000 grant requires a 1:1 match. The matching funds will be met by expenses from recurring cultural affairs staffing cost...

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