Capital Pre-Scoping & Feasibility Planning Pilot Program

Update as of April 28, 2020: The Capital Pre-Scoping and Feasibility Planning Pilot Program has been put on hold at this time. If you recently applied for the program, someone from DCLA Capital Unit will reach out to you directly.


The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) is launching a pilot program in fiscal year 2021, called Capital Pre-Scoping and Feasibility Planning (CPSFP), to assist two to three selected not-for-profit cultural organizations with 501(c)3 status considering a capital construction or renovation project. The Capital Pre-Scoping and Feasibility Planning pilot program will identify a path for the not-for-profit cultural organization to successfully define and initiate a capital project or recommend alternative strategies should a capital construction or renovation project be inadvisable. The application process is highly competitive due to the limited funding available to implement the pilot program. During the pilot program, each eligible organization will work with a consultant, contracted by DCLA, to conduct a review of the organization’s capital needs in relation to its existing operating model in order to develop a feasible plan that is scaled appropriately to align the organization’s capital needs with its administrative and fundraising capacity.


The deadline to apply for CPSFP is March 5, 2020 at 5:00pm.

DISCLAIMER: Participation in the Capital Pre-Scoping and Feasibility Planning pilot program neither guarantees nor precludes organizations from accessing City capital funding.