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Lackawanna Heritage Valley (LHV) Partnership Grant

Grants to Pennsylvania Nonprofits, Agencies, and Educational
Institutions to Enhance Historical and Natural Resources

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area (LHV) and National Park Service (NPS)

Deadline Date:

09/15/21 Noon - Receipt

Description:

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, schools, and IHEs for activities to preserve and develop historical, cultural, and natural resources. Applicants are requested to contact staff prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended to support programs and projects such as exhibits, events, community programming, guidebook publications, restoration of historical structures, and artifact preservation. Projects must benefit the area of the Lackawanna Heritage Valley, which encompasses the watershed of the Lackawanna River in Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Luzerne counties.

Funding through the LHV Partnership Grants Program 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.

Grants are awarded to qualifying organizations proposing projects that preserve or promote cultural, historic, community, or natural resources, or ethnic traditions or folkways. Priority will be given to new projects; continuing projects that have not previously been funded by LHV; projects in keeping with LHV’s mission; and projects demonstrating strong partnerships. Projects should align with, and the application
must demonstrate, how the project furthers the objectives outlined in LHV’s Management Action Plan
(2004).

Projects should relate to or enhance the five goals of the LHV:

  • Tell the story of the Lackawanna Heritage Valley.
  • Facilitate partnerships.
  • Preserve and enhance the physical character and economic vitality of the communities in the Lackawanna Valley.
  • Improve the visitor experience.
  • Reconnect people and communities to the Lackawanna River.

Types of Projects

Eligible projects are designed in keeping with LHV’s mission “to facilitate community action in the
preservation, promotion and development of the region’s history, cultural heritage, and natural resources.”
Projects eligible for LHV Partnership Grant support can take a variety of formats, including:

  • 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, interpretive driving and/or walking trails or tours, annotated itineraries, and publications, including brochures and guidebooks;
  • Restoration/renovation of historic structures, “bricks-and-mortar” work; or
  • Cultural conservation activities including oral history projects, conservation of traditional folkways, and artifact identification and preservation.

For a list of allowable expenses, see: https://lhva.org/docs/Grant%20Seeking%20Guidelines%20Partnership%20Grants%208-13-21.pdf#page=3.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 136919

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $5,000

Term of Contract:

Projects must be completed by September 30, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants:
- Applicants must fall into one of the following categories: Non-profit organization; civic organization; municipal or county governmental agency; educational institution (includes public schools, colleges, and universities); heritage partner; and
- In accordance with NPS requirements, applicants must have tax-exempt status and a DUNS number.
- Applicants must be located within the Lackawanna Heritage Valley, or they must propose projects that will benefit LHV’s service area in the Lackawanna Heritage Valley.*

*The Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area (LHV) is located in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Based in Scranton, the heritage area encompasses the watershed of the Lackawanna River in Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Luzerne counties.

Not eligible:
- Individuals
- For-profit businesses
- Organizations proposing projects that are religious or political in nature.

For a list of non-allowable expenses, see: https://lhva.org/docs/Grant%20Seeking%20Guidelines%20Partnership%20Grants%208-13-21.pdf#page=4.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due on September 15, 2021 by noon.

Email applications are required in addition to submitting a hard copy with an original signature. All completed applications and support materials sent by email, postal mail, or delivery must arrive by the deadline. Requests that are received later than the posted deadlines will not be reviewed.

Before completing the application, please contact April Rogato, LHV Executive Assistant, to discuss your project.

Grant recipients are required to credit LHV’s funding support in every public activity related to the funded project. To assist grantees in promotional efforts, Media Kits are available for download. Applicants are advised to review Media Kits prior to submitting a grant application.

LHV grants require a dollar-for-dollar cash match on all Partnership Grants.

Funding requests are limited to one project per grant round.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email the completed application to:
April Rogato, LHV Executive Assistant
arogato@lhva.org

In addition, send the hard copy with an original signature by mail or delivery to:
Lackawanna Heritage Valley
National and State Heritage Area
213 Railroad Avenue
Scranton, PA 18505

Please note: Support materials that cannot be sent electronically should be forwarded to LHV by postal mail.

For questions, contact April Rogato at 570.963.6730, ext.8200, or at the above email.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Pennsylvania: Lackawanna Heritage Valley: Watershed of the Lackawanna River in Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Luzerne counties

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