Alaska museums or museum-related organizations, such as historical societies, historic sites, museum support groups, cultural centers, and science centers may apply. A museum or related organization may submit only one application for its direct benefit. It is the organization's responsibility to determine who will submit the grant application on its behalf.
To qualify, an applicant must:
- be a legally organized, permanent, non-profit organization, that is essentially educational in purpose; and
- own, care for, utilize and interpret tangible objects and exhibit them to the public; and
- be open and advertised to the public on a regularly scheduled basis for no less than 90 days total, in the fiscal year for which a grant is requested; and
- employ at least one person, or the full-time equivalent,* either paid or unpaid, whose time is primarily devoted to the care and public exhibition of objects owned or used by the museum; and
- maintain separate and distinct itemized budget records (if part of a parent organization); and
- have satisfactorily filed all previous year Grant-in-Aid accounting, if applicable; and
- not be a state or federal governmental entity, or be acting on behalf of a state or federal governmental entity;
- be a legally organized, permanent, non-profit organization, the purpose of which is to augment and enhance statewide museum services, practices and education; and have satisfactorily filed all previous year Grant-In-Aid accounting, if applicable.