Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area
2015 Heritage Development Grant Program:
The application period for the 2015 Heritage Development Grant Program is now closed. Awards are expected to be announced at the Greenway Board meeting on March 11th, 2015.
Look for an announcement of the next round of Heritage Development Grants in December 2015.
The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area (HRVNHA) was established by Congress in 1996 and is funded, in part, through the National Park Service -Department of the Interior. The mission of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area program is to recognize, preserve, protect and interpret the nationally significant cultural and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley for the benefit of the Nation.
These goals are achieved, in part, through the interpretation of the themes outlined in the HRVNHA Management Plan which include:
- Freedom and Dignity (Colonial Period, Revolutionary War, Social and Political Issues, Great Americans);
- Nature and Culture (Landscapes and Gardens, Architecture, Art and Artists, Hudson River School, Parks and Environment); and
- Corridor of Commerce (Transportation, Industry and Commerce).
The HRVNHA has established this grant program to fund projects that further the goals and mission of the HRVNHA.
These grants are intended to provide seed money to organizations for the purposes of: programming, interpretation and marketing that support the mutual goals of the HRVNHA and applicants.
A total of $50,000 is available through this grant program. A 1 to 1 local match is required, and may be provided in the form of in-kind or monetary contributions.
The Hudson River Valley Greenway is the management entity for the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area. While fulfilling the goals of this grant program,proposed projects should reflect the mission of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area and be consistent with the goals of its Management Plan.
Highest priority will be given to projects or programs that feature a designated Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area Heritage Site.
A copy of the grant guidelines and application may be downloaded here:
Please note: Adobe Acrobat 7.0 or higher is required to fill out the forms. Applications must be saved to your desktop in order to be completed. Click on the file name below, then right click the document and select "Save As" to save to your desktop. Adobe Acrobat is available here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/
2015 NHA Heritage Development Grant Guidelines (PDF)
2015 NHA Heritage Development Grant Application (Fillable PDF)
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List of Designated Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area Sites (PDF)
Applications may also be requested by calling (518) 473-3835, or by emailing the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area firstname.lastname@example.org .