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LHV is Now Accepting Fall Partnership Grant Applications

LHV_25Anniv_Horiz_WebMembers of non-profit organizations, municipal and governmental agencies, and educational institutions may qualify for funding as part of the Partnership Grant Program presented by Lackawanna Heritage Valley (LHV). The deadline to apply for fall Partnership Grants is Thursday, September 1, at noon.

This program is now limited to small grants, since available funding to LHV for these programs has been drastically reduced. Over the years, LHV has provided $3,357,252 in grant funding to organizations to support projects and programs in the areas of place-based education, interpretive programming, historic preservation, cultural conservation, community trails, and community and economic development. This funding is an investment in Northeastern Pennsylvania that stimulates the region’s economic development, enhances tourism initiatives, strengthens the capacity of community organizations, and increases the quality of life for area residents.

Eligible applicants include:

  • Non-profit organizations with tax-exempt status proposing projects that preserve or promote cultural, historic, community, or natural resources, or ethnic traditions or folkways;
  • Municipal and county governmental agencies; and
  • Educational Institutions, including public schools and colleges and universities.

Through this program, LHV has supported a wide variety of projects in the region, such as:

  • Exhibits, interpretive displays or panels, trail signage, video or audio displays, on-site interactive media, and digital products;
  • Public programming, activities, events, and outreach activities;
  • Program materials including training materials for docents, publications, including brochures or guidebooks, interpretive driving or walking trails or tours, and/or annotated itineraries;
  • Preservation and adaptive reuse of historic structures, i.e. “bricks-and-mortar” work;
  • Cultural conservation activities including oral history projects, conservation of traditional folkways, and artifact identification and preservation; and
  • Feasibility or planning studies, management action plans, and special purpose studies.

LHV provides financial assistance to non-profit and civic organizations, heritage partners, educational institutions, and municipalities located or operated within the Lackawanna Heritage Valley, or whose projects will benefit LHV’s service area in Lackawanna County and portions of Susquehanna, Wayne, and Luzerne Counties.

LHV works with community partners on projects that conserve, preserve, and educate the public about Northeastern Pennsylvania’s historic, cultural, economic, and natural resources.

For program guidelines and grant applications, click here or call 570.963.6730, extension 8200.