00 HOUSE BILL NO. 166
01 "An Act establishing a museum construction grant program in the Department of
02 Commerce, Community, and Economic Development."
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:
04 * Section 1. AS 14.57 is amended by adding new sections to read:
05 Article 4. Museum Construction.
06 Sec. 14.57.300. Museum construction, expansion, and major renovation
07 matching grant program. (a) A matching grant program is established in the
08 Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development for museum
09 construction, expansion, and major renovation projects approved under this section.
10 The department may not accept an application for a grant under this section unless the
11 legislature makes an appropriation for the grant program.
12 (b) A person in charge of construction, expansion, or major renovation of an
13 eligible museum may apply to the department for a matching grant under regulations
14 adopted by the department.
01 (c) Subject to appropriation, the department shall award not more than 50
02 percent of the total proposed grant project costs to an eligible applicant.
03 (d) In this section, "major renovation" means a significant physical upgrade
04 that allows a museum to better preserve artifacts and present artifacts to the public or
05 to improve space to allow a museum to provide improved educational services to the
07 Sec. 14.57.305. Eligibility. A museum may be eligible to receive a grant award
08 under AS 14.57.300 if the museum applies for a grant on a form approved by the
09 department and
10 (1) is located in the state;
11 (2) is eligible to receive state grant funds; and
12 (3) provides matching funds from other sources in an amount equal to
13 at least 50 percent of the total proposed grant project costs.
14 Sec. 14.57.350. Definitions. In AS 14.57.300 - 14.57.350,
15 (1) "department" means the Department of Commerce, Community,
16 and Economic Development;
17 (2) "museum" means
18 (A) a museum as defined in AS 14.57.290; and
19 (B) a cultural center used to exhibit, care for, or store
20 collections that is open to the public.