Cultural institutions depend on specialized equipment, such as stage lights and museum storage shelving, to operate effectively. 4Culture’s annual Cultural Equipment program supports the purchase of fixed assets by organizations or local government cultural agencies. Heritage, Arts, and Preservation organizations are eligible for Equipment funding separate from the regular Cultural Facilities program, as are local government agencies. In 2016, 162 organizations requested $1,119,338, and 64 projects received awards ranging from $1,000 to $ 9,000 for a total of $300,800. Because of the high demand for this funding program, all organizations that received funds in 2016 are being asked to sit out the 2017 program.