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Secretary Detzner Announces Launch of New Online Grants Application System

Application period for some grants now open!

Tallahassee –

Secretary of State Ken Detzner today announced the launch of a new online grants application system, This new website streamlines the application process for all grants offered by the Department of State, including arts and culture, historic preservation and library grants. The application period for Florida Department of State grants in the Divisions of Cultural Affairs, Historical Resources and Library & Information Services are now open.

“These grant programs help to ensure that all Florida families have access to arts and culture programs, our state’s historic properties, and educational opportunities,” said Secretary Detzner. “The organizations who receive these grants create jobs, stimulate tourism and attract skilled workers. The new DOS Grants website,, will make it easier for more organizations to apply for grants while increasing transparency and allowing Floridians to search for state-funded programs in their community.”

Any Florida organization engaging in cultural programming, historic preservation efforts or providing library services that is either a public entity or a registered nonprofit is encouraged to apply.

In Fiscal Year 2016-17, the Florida Department of State awarded over $90 million in grant funds through 12 grant programs to nonprofit organizations, academic institutions and units of local government including cities and counties. The DOS Grants online application and management system will provide increased transparency regarding how and where these grant funds are being spent. The DOS Grants system will also be used for the review and ranking of submitted applications, and it will allow more individuals to view and participate in the review panel process.


The full schedule of grant application periods is:

  • April 1 – May 1
    • Historic Preservation Small Matching Grants
  • April 1 – June 1
    • General Program Support Grants for Cultural Organizations
    • Specific Cultural Project Grants
    • Cultural Facilities Grants
    • Cultural Endowments
    • Library Services and Technology Act Grants
  • May 15 – June 15
    • Historic Preservation Special Category Grants
  • June 1 – July 28
    • Public Library Construction Grants

Online applications and links to each grant program’s application guidelines can be found at


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About Department of State Grants

The Department of State offers grant programs through the Divisions of Cultural Affairs, Elections, Historical Resources, and Library and Information Services. These grants help to ensure that Florida is recognized as the national leader in arts and culture, information management, and history and heritage while creating opportunities for every Floridian to participate in Florida’s culture, history, information, business and electoral process. The Department of State grant programs enhance Florida as a state and provide opportunities for our residents and visitors.