Monday, October 14, 2019

Lake Champlain Basin Cultural Heritage Project Grants

The Lake Champlain Basin Program has announced they are seeking pre-proposals for projects and programs to protect, restore, interpret, and showcase the historical resources and cultural heritage of the Champlain Valley.

These projects will highlight the interpretive themes and further the goals, actions and tasks described in the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership (CVNHP) Management Plan.

The LCBP is particularly interested in funding projects that address the following priorities:

CVNHP Special Program ($10,000-$40,000): Projects will emphasize the following:

The CVNHP Corridors of Commerce Interpretive Theme with emphasis on the Temperance Movement, the Prohibition Era, or Smuggling to support multi-jurisdictional, or regional projects that interpret, highlight, and support the observation of the 100th anniversary of the 18th Amendment and a long history of illegal trade throughout the region.

CVNHP Core Grant Program: Projects may include:

· Local Heritage Grants (up to $4,000 for local projects; up to $7,500 for regional, multi-jurisdictional projects)
· Corridor of Commerce Interpretive Theme Grants (up to $7,500)
· Collections Grants (up to $7,500)
· Internship Grants (up to $5,000)

Applicants are invited to submit multiple pre-proposals for each category. Each submission should be a two-page document to introduce the project, adhering to the format of the pre-proposal guidelines available online. After review of the submitted pre-proposals, a subset of applicants will be asked to submit a full proposal for funding consideration for projects to begin on October 1, 2020.

It is anticipated that these projects will be supported with funds awarded to the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission by the U.S. National Park Service and the Great Lakes Fishery Commission. The CVNHP Pre-Proposal forms are available from the LCBP website.

Only electronic pre-proposals in MS Word or compatible formats will be accepted and must be received by AND by November 4, 2019.

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