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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

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Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership (GBHAP)

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Deadline Date:

10/01/19 5:00 PM PT Receipt - for Large Grants, Small Grants, and Tonia Harvey Research Grants; Transportation and Quick Grants are accepted on a rolling basis.


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Grants to Utah and Nevada nonprofit and private organizations, local and regional 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: 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). 
  • Transportation Grants: Funds are to be used for transportation costs (bus fees) related to educational field trips to or within the Great Basin National Heritage Area only. 
  • Quick Grants: Please see “Eligible Projects” and “Allowable Costs” below for what funds can be used for. 
  • Small Grants (Project): Please see “Eligible Projects” and “Allowable Costs” below for what funds can be used for.
  • Large Grants (Project): 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). May include research project if it supports other goals of GBNHA as well.

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
  • Education and Interpretation
  • Heritage Tourism and Recreation
  • Community Revitalization
  • Partnership Development

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.

More specifics about Eligible Projects can be found at

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173950

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Tonia Harvey Research Grants: Requests from $500 to $5,000 will be considered.
- Transportation Grants: Requests of $250 to $1,500 will be considered.
- Quick Grants: Requests of $250 to $1,500 will be considered.
- Small Grants: Requests of $1,501 - $5,000 will be considered.
- Large Grants: Requests of $5,001 - $20,000 will be considered.

Term of Contract:

- 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.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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 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.

Pre-proposal Conference:

New grantees are encouraged to attend a grant information session (August 22 in Filmore and Delta, Utah; August 27 in Ely, NV) or make an appointment to meet with GBHAP staff to discuss the potential project before submitting an application.

Pre-Application Information:

Important Dates:
- Applications for Transportation and Quick Grants will be accepted on a rolling basis (no deadline).
- The application deadline for Large Grants, Small Grants, and Tonia Harvey Research Grants is October 1, 2019.
- Please submit a completed application form via email by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on the application due date. Mailed or hand-delivered applications must be received by this deadline. All supplementary documentation, such as letters of support for your project, must be received by the deadline.
- Transportation and Quick Grants: Applications must be submitted four weeks before requested funding is spent.

If your project involves a historic resource or site, please complete the Historic Resources Questionnaire.

All potential grantees are encouraged to discuss their project proposals (by phone or in person) with GBHAP staff prior to submitting an application.

Any project that requires federal compliance work due to triggering of certain laws (such as the National Environmental Policy Act or Section 106 of the Historic Preservation Act) will NOT be funded unless the required planning/compliance for the project (environmental, archeological, or historical review) has been completed.

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 acknowledgment 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 Large Grant application in Supporting Documents below). Priority will be given to projects that exceed the minimum 1:1 match and utilize significant cash match.

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.

Grants Forms:

Contact Information:

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, or to submit an application, email

Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership
P.O. Box 78
Baker, NV 89311

(775) 234-7171

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

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