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The next CAP application deadline will be 11:59 p.m. ET, February 28, 2023. A link to the application will be available on this page beginning Wednesday, January 4. 

If you have any questions or would like to be added to our notification list for the next application cycle, please email

Before you consider applying please review the assessment process, eligibility, benefits, costs, FAQs, and sample application below. You may also want to watch the recording of our webinar An Introduction to CAP to learn more about the program.


A sample application is available for review. This is provided for your internal review only. Pease do not submit the sample application. If you would like to request a paper application for submission, please contact

Criteria for Review

Program funding limits the number of museums we are able to accept in each cycle. After the application closing date, all applications will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the eligibility requirements. All eligible applications will be reviewed by the CAP Steering Committee and awards will be make based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated need
  • Potential impact of a conservation assessment at this time
  • Consideration is given to diversity of participants (type of institution, geographic location, etc.)
All applicants will be notified of the status of their application approximately 3 months after the application deadline.