00 CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 7(CRA)
01 "An Act establishing a museum grant program in the Department of Commerce,
02 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 Matching Grant Program.
06 Sec. 14.57.300. Museum matching grant program. (a) A matching grant
07 program is established in the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic
08 Development for museum construction, expansion, and major renovation projects
09 approved under this section and for costs related to the repatriation of Native artifacts
10 by museums. The department may not accept an application for a grant under this
11 section unless the legislature makes an appropriation for the grant program.
12 (b) A person in charge of construction, expansion, or major renovation of or
13 repatriation of Native artifacts held by an eligible museum may apply to the
14 department for a matching grant under regulations adopted by the department.
01 (c) The department shall award not more than 50 percent of the total proposed
02 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.