The Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area (LHV) receives funding from a variety of federal, state, and local partners.
The National Park Service (NPS) National Heritage Areas Program
Since 1916, NPS has been the federal agency responsible for preserving nationally significant natural and historic resources for present and future generations. Through the National Heritage Areas Program, NPS fosters local stewardship to preserve and protect the historic and cultural landscapes that define the American experience. It provides technical, planning and financial assistance to National Heritage Areas.
The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)
A state sponsored initiative administered by DCNR, the Pennsylvania Heritage Areas Program is a multi-tiered approach to the conservation, development and promotion of Pennsylvania’s heritage. The program offers support to grassroots efforts to capitalize on the benefits and opportunities of heritage development. The program is guided by five goals, including economic development, partnerships, cultural conservation, recreation and open space, and education and interpretation. LHV receives funding support from DCNR through the Pennsylvania Heritage Areas Program, as well as through the Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2) and special initiatives by Pennsylvania’s legislature.
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)
As an important partner for the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail, PennDOT has granted significant state and federal monies to LHV for design and construction of sections of the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail (LRHT).
LHV also has received funding and/or programmatic support from Lackawanna County, the Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department, Penn Security Bank and Trust Co., First Liberty Bank and Trust, the Delaware Lackawanna Railroad, the Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority, Propst Transportation, communities along the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail, and private corporations and individuals.