Grants & Programs

Rebuild Illinois Cultural Capital Planning Grants

Please note all IACA applications are processed online through Salesforce.

The Illinois Arts Council Agency’s (IACA) Rebuild Illinois Cultural Capital Planning Grants are intended to help organizations get the objective information and analysis they need before they commit their organization’s energies and financial resources to a facilities project. Organizations that provide arts programming to Illinois residents may apply for Rebuild Illinois Cultural Capital Planning Grants to plan for capital projects.

The Rebuild Illinois Cultural Capital Planning Grants are funds that were included in the Illinois House Bill 0900 of 2019. IACA was granted spending authority for these technical assistance planning funds for FY24.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be pre-qualified in the Illinois Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) (see below for details). GATA pre-qualification certifies that applicants are tax exempt (501c3) organizations registered as not-for-profit corporations in good standing with the Illinois Secretary of State, or units of government (i.e., school, school district, park district, library district), or institutions of higher education.
  • Applicant must be a 501c3 or branch of government that provides arts programming to Illinois residents.
  • Applicant must be able to expend the funds by the end of calendar year 2024.
  • Applicant must submit all required application materials by the deadline.

Illinois Grant Accountability and Transparency Act 

  • Before submitting an application through the Illinois Arts Council Agency’s Salesforce system, applicants must first complete a validation process through the State of Illinois’s Grantee Portal to obtain a pre-qualification status. The IACA will not be able to consider an application for funding until the applicant has completed this step.
  • Pre-qualification through the Grantee Portal is required for all organizations, units of government, and schools and school-affiliate organizations applying for grant funding from the IACA.
  • To obtain a pre-qualification status, go to the Grantee Portal (
  • Refer to the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act/GATA page on the IACA website for specific details.

The FY24 Rebuild Illinois Cultural Capital Grants Planning Guidelines can be accessed HERE.  

The FY24 Rebuild Illinois Cultural Capital Planning Grants deadline is Wednesday, October 25, 2023.

Informational Webinar and Drop Ins
Opportunities to connect with IACA staff:

Cultural Capital Planning Grant Webinar

A Drop-in session for interactive conversation on questions. No registration is required, to join click on the link at the meeting time:

Application Assistance:
Please contact Jackie Banks-Mahlum with any questions:


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