SB 7: "An Act establishing a museum construction grant program in the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development."
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 04 public. 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.