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Spring Partnership Grant Applications Due March 1

The deadline to apply for a Lackawanna Heritage Valley Partnership Grant is Wednesday, March 1, at noon. Lackawanna Heritage Valley officials encourage qualifying organizations to apply.

The program is open to non-profit organizations, municipal and governmental agencies, and educational institutions with proposals for projects designed to enhance the quality of life in Northeastern Pennsylvania. In 2016, LHV awarded $18,327 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 and a DUNS reporting number 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 and panels, trail signage, video and audio displays, on-site interactive media and digital products;
  • Public programming, films, activities, events, and outreach activities;
  • Program materials, including training materials for docents at historic sites, publications, including brochures or guidebooks, interpretive driving or walking trails and 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, call 570.963.6730, extension 8200 or click here.