SCRANTON — Lackawanna Heritage Valley (LHV) announced the start of a new cycle of grant funding through its Partnership Grant Program. The program is open to members of non-profit organizations, municipal and governmental agencies, and educational institutions with proposals for projects designed to enhance the quality of life in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The deadline to apply for a Lackawanna Heritage Valley Partnership Grant is 12 noon, Tuesday, March 1.
This program is limited to small grants, since available funding to LHV for these programs was dramatically cut in the past few years. Since inception, LHV has provided $3,357,576 in grant funding to organizations for projects and programs in place-based education, interpretive programming, historic preservation, cultural conservation, community trails, and community and economic development. This investment in Northeastern Pennsylvania aims to stimulate the region’s economy, enhance tourism initiatives, strengthen community organizations, and increase the quality of life for area residents.
Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations with tax-exempt status proposing projects that preserve or promote cultural, historic, community, or natural resources, or ethnic traditions or folkways; municipal and county governmental agencies and educational institutions, including public schools and colleges and universities.
Through this program, LHV has supported a wide variety of projects in the region, such as exhibits, interpretive displays and panels, trail signage, video and audio displays, on-site interactive media, and digital products; public programming, films, activities, events, and outreach activities; program materials, including training materials for docents at historic sites, publications, including brochures or guidebooks, interpretive driving or walking trails and tours, and/or annotated itineraries; preservation and adaptive reuse of historic structures, i.e. “bricks-and-mortar” work; cultural conservation activities including oral history projects, conservation of traditional folkways, and artifact identification and preservation and feasibility or planning studies, management action plans, and special purpose studies.
For program guidelines and grant applications, visit lhva.org/grants or call 570-963-6730, extension 8200.
Information provided by Lackawanna Heritage Valley.