The proposal cannot exceed $60,000.
Patricia Groot, grants administrator for the county, noted Bama Works typically does not grant more than $10,000 at a time but exceptions sometimes happen.
Groot also mentioned the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation administers Bama Works. Even if Bama Works only grants $10,000, another benefactor from CACF might contribute to the program.
“We’ve received Bama grants in the past that have been administered properly. [CACF] have been satisfied,” said Groot.
The amphitheatre would be constructed in two phases. The first phase would construct a stage about the same size as the Carysbrook Performing Arts Center. Phase one would also include enough bench seating for 140 people and additional grass seating.The second phase would add a shelter area for possible changing rooms and storage, covering over the stage and additional 450 seats seats with less grass seating.
“I wouldn’t put it forward if I didn’t think we had a chance,” said Groot to the supervisors.
The first phase is expected to cost $59,925. The county has budgeted $5,000 with plans for the remaining funding from grants.
The deadline for the Bama Works grant is Feb. 1. The next Bama Works deadline is Aug. 1.