00 SENATE BILL NO. 7
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 (b) A person in charge of construction, expansion, or major renovation of an
11 eligible museum may apply to the department for a matching grant under regulations
12 adopted by the department.
13 (c) Subject to appropriation, the department shall award not more than 50
14 percent of the total proposed grant project costs to an eligible applicant.
01 (d) In this section, "major renovation" means a significant physical upgrade
02 that allows a museum to better preserve artifacts and present artifacts to the public or
03 to improve space to allow a museum to provide improved educational services to the
05 Sec. 14.57.305. Eligibility. A museum may be eligible to receive a grant award
06 under AS 14.57.300 if the museum applies for a grant on a form approved by the
07 department and
08 (1) is located in the state;
09 (2) is eligible to receive state grant funds; and
10 (3) provides matching funds from other sources in an amount equal to
11 at least 50 percent of the total proposed grant project costs.
12 Sec. 14.57.350. Definitions. In AS 14.57.300 - 14.57.350,
13 (1) "department" means the Department of Commerce, Community,
14 and Economic Development;
15 (2) "museum" means
16 (A) a museum as defined in AS 14.57.290; and
17 (B) a cultural center used to exhibit, care for, or store
18 collections that is open to the public.