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Cultural DivisionFundingCultural Investment Program
Cultural Investment Program

The purpose of this program is to assist eligible Broward-based, not-for-profit cultural organizations, that have been operational in their cultural disciplines for a minimum of two years immediately preceding the date of application. Funding may be used for reimbursable program expenses associated with the presentation and/or production of a regular season of exhibitions, programs, events or performances open to the general public in Broward County. The workshop will also cover submission of online applications.


An organization must have a 501c (3) status with the IRS, and documented yearly Broward revenue of at least $40,000 to be eligible for funding.  The application workshop is designed for ongoing and perspective applicants to the Cultural Investment Program to learn about eligibility requirements. Organizations such as Brazilian Voices, Inc.; Sistrunk Historical Festival, The Girl Choir of South Florida, Island City Stage, Inc.; and Broward Stage Door Theatre have received funding through this program.


Matching Funds: Not required.

Award Size: On a funds available basis, awards between: $10,000 - $80,000. An organization must have documented yearly revenues of at least $40,000 to be eligible for funding. No award may exceed twenty-five percent of the applicant's documented Broward County operating revenue.

Designation Required. Designation deadline: December 1

Application Submission Deadline:  February 1​, 2019 at 11:59 PM for fiscal year 2020 funding.




​Important Dates

​​Application Workshop October 26, 2018 at 2 PM
Main Library
Bienes Museum Ceremonial Room​
​Application Deadline February 1, 2019 at 11:59 PM​
​Panel Orientation March 1, 2019 at 11 AM (prior to BCC)
Main Library or GC 430/TBA​
​Panel Review April 17, 2019 at 2:00 PM​
​Written Appeal Deadline M​ay 1, 2019 at 4:30 PM​
​Appeals Meeting June 6, 2019 (during BCC meeting)​