Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area
2016 Heritage Development Grant Program:
DEADLINE: 4:00 PM, Thursday, February 11, 2016
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.
The HRVNHA established this grant program 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 $60,000 is available through this grant program. Projects should resonate with the following interpretive themes outlined in the HRVNHA Management Plan:
• 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 National Park Service (NPS) celebrates is centennial in 2016 and has established NPS Centennial goals to expand its reach and engage new audiences in the next 100 years. The HRVNHA is a partner in helping the NPS achieve its goals to increase the visibility of its programs to new audiences, connect with the next generation of visitors and stewards, and to increase visitation to parks and sites of all sizes to young people, urban dwellers, and disadvantaged populations. To help achieve these goals in the Hudson Valley, the 2016 Heritage Development Grant Program will give priority to projects that embrace diversity and those that target underserved populations.
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/
2016 NHA Heritage Development Grant Guidelines (PDF)
2016 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 .