HB 333: "An Act establishing a museum construction grant program in the Department of Education and Early Development."
00 HOUSE BILL NO. 333 01 "An Act establishing a museum construction grant program in the Department of 02 Education and Early 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 for museum construction, expansion, and major renovation projects 09 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 and present artifacts to the public or to 03 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. Definition. In AS 14.57.300 - 14.57.350, "museum" means 13 (1) a museum as defined in AS 14.57.290; and 14 (2) a cultural center that exhibits, cares for, or stores collections and is 15 open to the public.