Foundation / Corporation
Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area
09/30/22 Noon CST
Grants of up to $3,000 and grants of up to $20,000 to Iowa nonprofit organizations, local and regional governments, and tribes for agricultural heritage activities in eligible counties. Interested applicants for larger projects must contact staff prior to applying. Funding is intended to support events, attractions, and sites of educational significance. Funds may be used for purposes such as planning, marketing, exhibits, and programming for projects conducted within the Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area.
Projects must be physically located in at least one of the 37 designated Iowa counties within the Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA): Allamakee, Benton, Black Hawk, Boone, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Cedar, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Clayton, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Grundy, Hamilton, Hardin, Howard, Iowa, Jackson, Jasper, Johnson, Jones, Linn, Marshall, Mitchell, Polk, Poweshiek, Scott, Story, Tama, Winneshiek, Worth and Wright.
The SSNHA was designated by Congress in 1996 in recognition of northeast Iowa’s nationally significance resources and heritage related to American agriculture. Much of the heritage of America's agricultural revolution still exists within this area and is in need of preservation and interpretation. Iowans and visitors desire opportunities to learn about the farms, the industries, and the people who strive to maintain a safe and wholesome food supply.
Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) established the Small and Large Projects Program Awards to support sites, attractions and events of educational value that focus on America's agricultural stories as it relates to the 37 counties of northeastern Iowa. The following are the goals of the program awards:
Projects may fall in one of two categories:
Projects must demonstrate how they help preserve and interpret America's agricultural and agricultural industrial stories and its significance to the nation and the world. Applicants must demonstrate how their project will develop, enhance or expand an agricultural story. (For information about heritage themes, see https://www.silosandsmokestacks.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/2022-SSNHA-Small-and-Large-Projects-Program-Award-Guidelines-FINAL.pdf#page=1.) Awards will be more weighted towards heritage area sites (new or existing) although selected events may be supported.
Additional consideration will be given to projects:
GrantWatch ID#: 153521
- Large Project Awards will be $3,000 or above, with anticipated awards no more than $20,000.
- Small Project Awards will be below $3,000, with anticipated awards no less than $500.
- All Small Project Program Award work completed and Final Reports are due no later than 90 days after project completion or no later than November 30, 2023, whichever comes first.
- All Large Project Program Award work completed and Final Reports are due no later than 90 days after project completion or no later than November 30, 2024, whichever comes first.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To apply online:
- Small Project Program Award: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6817129/Small-Project
- Large Project Program Award: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6817134/Large-Project
For more information or questions, please contact:
Candy Welch-Streed, Director of Partnerships
37 designated Iowa counties within the Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area: Allamakee, Benton, Black Hawk, Boone, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Cedar, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Clayton, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Grundy, Hamilton, Hardin, Howard, Iowa, Jackson, Jasper, Johnson, Jones, Linn, Marshall, Mitchell, Polk, Poweshiek, Scott, Story, Tama, Winneshiek, Worth, and Wright
USA: Iowa: The 37 designated Iowa Counties within the Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area
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