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African-American Cultural and Historical Grants

The Florida Department of State accepted applications for the African-American Cultural and Historical grant program from October 11 through November 30, 2021.  The grant panel meeting was held in Tallahassee on February 22-24, 2022. 

For a full list of applications and scores, click here.  Applications are no longer being accepted for the program.

For a list of funded applications, click here.

Program Description

The purpose of this grant program is to provide funding for construction projects at facilities in Florida that highlight the contributions, culture, or history of African-Americans.

Priority shall be given for, but is not limited to, projects that:

  • encourage the design or construction of a new facility or the renovation of an existing facility in an area with great cultural significance in which no facility exists;
  • enhance the beauty or aesthetic value of facilities named for significant African-Americans;
  • or restore facilities on the National Register of Historic Places.

Funding for this program is provided by the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) program, as authorized by the Department of the Treasury. All funds disbursed under this program may only be used in compliance with both State and Federal regulations including applicable provisions of 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, and all other applicable statutes, regulations, and executive orders.

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible Applicant Organizations are either a public entity or an active Florida nonprofit or 501(c)(3).

Award Amount and Match Requirements

Maximum award amount: Applicant Organizations may request up to $500,000 or up to $1,000,000 with 50 percent matching funds from other sources. There is no minimum request amount.

Match requirement: There is no match requirement for grant funding requests up to $500,000. All Applicant Organizations must provide a cash match of 50% of funds requested above $500,000 from the Department. For example: if the request amount is $1,000,000, the match amount is $250,000. This would be 50% of the $500,000 that is above the first $500,000 for a total project budget of $1,250,000.


For full eligibility, application requirements, match requirements, allowable and non-allowable expenses, application review criteria and panel scoring and other grant details download the full guidelines here.

Download the application questions here.


Grant Management

How to Manage Your AACH Grant - Webinar Recording

How to Manage Your AACH Grant - Webinar Quiz


Contact Information

[email protected]


Division of Arts and Culture:

Phone: 850.245.6299

329 North Meridian Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32301


Division of Historical Resources:

Phone: 850.245.6333

R.A. Gray Building, 3rd Floor
500 S. Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250