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Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership (GBHAP) Grant Program

Grants to Utah and Nevada Nonprofits, Agencies, Indian Tribes,
and Individuals to Promote the Region's Natural and Cultural Heritage

GrantWatch ID#: 173950
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership (GBHAP)

11/01/17 5:00 PM PT Receipt - for Project Grants and Tonia Harvey Research Grants; Transportation and Quick Grants accepted on a rolling basis

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Grants of up to $20,000 to Utah and Nevada nonprofit organizations, private organizations, local and regional government agencies, federally recognized Indian tribes, and individuals for innovative projects that protect and promote the unique natural and cultural heritage of the Great Basin National Heritage Area.

This grant program is designed to provide strategic investments in heritage sites, events, programs, materials, and other projects of cultural, educational, and recreational value in Millard County, Utah; White Pine County, Nevada; and adjacent tribal lands.

Grant Categories:

- Tonia Harvey Research Grants: Requests from $500 to $5,000 will be considered. Funds are to be used for costs related to research or field studies pertaining to the cultural and natural resources of the Great Basin National Heritage Area as described in the Management Plan (see Supporting Documents below).

- Transporation Grants: Requests of $250 to $1,500 will be considered. Transportation Grants are specifically for transportation costs (bus fees) for educational trips focused on one or more of the natural or cultural resources within the Great Basin National Heritage Area.

- Quick Grants: Quick Grants are reviewed as they are received (no deadline) and decisions are made within six weeks. Please see “Eligible Projects” and “Allowable Costs” below for what funds can be used for. Requests will be considered from $250 to $1,500.

- Small Grants (Project): Requests of $1,500 - $5,000 will be considered. Please see “Eligible Projects” and “Allowable Costs” below for what funds can be used for.

- Large Grants (Project): Requests of $5,001 - $20,000 will be considered. Please see “Eligible Projects” and “Allowable Costs” below for what funds can be used for. These grants are for longer term projects (up to two years).

Eligible Projects:

To be eligible for funding, projects must further one or more goals of the GBNHA listed below. Projects that address two or more goals will be given higher consideration. Projects that incorporate the primary interpretive themes of the Great Basin National Heritage Area (see appendix in Grant Guidelines) are highly encouraged.

Heritage Resource Conservation and Enhancement:
- Enable research to ensure identification, information development and recognition of all of the region’s significant heritage features.
- Conserve, preserve, and enhance the heritage resources of the GBNHA
- Advocate for sustainable facility and land use, open space and view shed preservation, and careful resource development related to the GBNHA’s cultural and natural landscapes.

Education and Interpretation:
- Establish a consistent, area-wide framework for the interpretation of the GBNHA’s resources.
- Connect heritage sites and resources through interpretive themes and products.
- Support educational and research initiatives that teach the public about the GBNHA’s heritage.
- Support heritage education and interpretation by strengthening constituent heritage partners.

Heritage Tourism and Recreation:
- Use a distinct visual image and identity in the design of heritage area products such as informational materials, signage, and interpretive exhibits.
- Develop physical and programmatic linkages between heritage area destinations to assist visitors in experiencing the GBNHA’s diverse natural and cultural resources.
- Promote awareness of and increase visitation in the GBNHA through public relations and marketing programs.
- Foster and promote recreational opportunities within the GBNHA.

Community Revitalization:
- Conserve and use heritage resources to foster sustainable economic activity in traditional centers.
- Promote entrepreneurial activity and small business development related to GBNHA heritage resources.

Partnership Development:
- Assure GBHAP remains a strong and vital coordinating or managing entity.
- Facilitate funding, planning and technical assistance, to heritage feature owners, managers and operators in order to bind partners together with each other and the coordinating entity.

Allowable Costs:

Allowable project costs include site improvements, technical assistance, programs, events, presentations, publications, research and field work. Grant funds may be used to cover project costs that are necessary and reasonable for the accomplishment of project objectives. Such costs may include contracted professional services, materials, equipment rental or repair, supplies, and travel.

- Tonia Harvey Research Grants: Requests from $500 to $5,000 will be considered.
- Both Quick Grants and Transportation Grants will range from $250 to $1,500.
- Small Grants: Requests of $1,500 - $5,000 will be considered.
- Large Grants: Requests of $5,001 - $20,000 will be considered.

- Tonia Harvey Research Grants: Funds must be used within one year of award.
- Transportation Grants: Funds must be used within nine months of award.
- Quick Grants: Funds must be used within one year of award.
- Small Grants: Projects must be completed within one year of award.
- Large Grants: Projects (or funded phase) must be completed within two years of award .

Nonprofit organizations, private organizations, local or regional government entities, federally recognized Indian tribes, or individuals may apply. Collaboration and partnerships are encouraged. The applicant must have sufficient capacity to manage the project to completion.

The grant program is designed to provide strategic investments in heritage sites, events, programs, materials and other projects of cultural, educational and recreational value in Millard County, Utah; White Pine County, Nevada; and adjacent tribal lands.

The following expenses will not be funded: overhead, general administrative costs, salaries, tuition, benefits, cash awards to employees or contest winners, routine repair and maintenance, food, beverages, or contingency funds. Grant funds may not be used to acquire real property or an interest in real property.

Click on the links in the Supporting Documents section below to access the grant guidelines, Management Plan, and separate applications for Quick Grants and Transportation Grants.

Note: If your project involves an historic resource or site, please complete the Historic Resources Questionnaire (which is also attached below).

Important Dates:

Applications for Transportation and Quick Grants will be accepted on a rolling basis (no deadline) and decisions are made within six weeks. (Applications for Transportation and Quick Grants must be submitted four weeks before requested funding is spent.) The application deadlines for Project Grants and Tonia Harvey Research Grants is November 1, 2017.

Important: Applicants should not begin work on any project for which funds are being requested until after the grant contract is signed by GBHAP and the Grantee. Incurring expenses that are to be paid by the grant prior to the contract being signed will jeopardize funding. Grant funds will be provided on a reimbursable basis. Disbursements will be made upon request of payment accompanied by a progress report, documentation of paid expenses (receipts, invoices, etc.), copies of acknowledgement of funding letters to elected officials, and documentation of matching contributions.

Matching Requirements:

GBNHA grant funds require a minimum 1:1 match. Match may consist of cash, in-kind services, materials, or volunteer hours. Proposed match must be detailed in the project budget included with the application. Large Grants require that a portion of the match be cash (see scale included with Large Grant description). Priority will be given to projects that exceed the minimum 1:1 match and utilize significant cash match.

Matching funds must come from non-federal sources. IMPORTANT: Many state grant funds are derived from federal sources. If you are planning on utilizing a state funding source as match, please verify with the agency or organization that the funds are not federal. For example, grants from the Utah Humanities Council utilize federal funds, so cannot be used to match GBHAP grants.

In-kind matches must be directly attributable to the project. Personnel time for employees, volunteers, and consultants as well as contributions of services, materials and supplies must be documented. Overhead costs cannot be counted as match.

Documentation must be submitted to GBNHA prior to any reimbursements being made.

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

For questions regarding the Grants Program, please call the office at (775) 234-7171 or email grants@greatbasinheritage.org.

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USA: Nevada: White Pine County and adjacent tribal lands;   Utah: Millard County and adjacent tribal lands

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