Montana Code Annotated 2015

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     22-2-309. Grant categories. (1) The following categories are established for grant funds:
     (a) special projects which are specific cultural and aesthetic activities, services, or events of limited duration;
     (b) operational support for cultural institutions that have been in existence for at least 2 years and whose budgets reflect only the cost of continuing their current program;
     (c) capital expenditures for acquisition, construction, or renovation of facilities; and
     (d) challenge grants for permanent endowments to benefit cultural nonprofit grant recipients.
     (2) The Montana arts council may require a match in cash or donated services for special project and operational support grants. There is a presumption that the match must represent $1 in value for each dollar of the grant. The Montana arts council may accept matches in excess of the presumed value or may in its discretion require a lesser amount.
     (3) Capital expenditures may not exceed 25% of the total grant funds appropriated. Capital expenditure grants require a match of at least $3 in cash or donated goods and services, which goods and services must be donated specifically for the capital expenditure project, to receive each dollar of grant funds.
     (4) Challenge grants require a match of at least $3 in cash or irrevocable planned or deferred gifts to receive each dollar of grant funds. Challenge grants are available upon meeting the specified match. Not less than one-third of the specified match must be in cash. Not more than one-third of the match may be in wills, devises, bequests, and paid-up life insurance policies. A devise may include retention of an irrevocable life estate by the donor.

     History: En. Sec. 2, Ch. 732, L. 1985; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 315, L. 1987; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 656, L. 1989.

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