Lackawanna Heritage Valley fall grant applications due Sept. 1

For Abington Journal

SCRANTON — Members of non-profit organizations, municipal and governmental agencies and educational institutions may qualify for funding as part of the Partnership Grant Program, presented by Lackawanna Heritage Valley (LHV). The deadline to apply for fall partnership grants is 12 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1.

This program is now limited to small grants, as available funding to LHV for these programs has been drastically reduced.

Over the years, LHV has provided $3,357,252 in grant funding to organizations to support projects and programs in the areas of place-based education, interpretive programming, historic preservation, cultural conservation, community trails, and community and economic development. This funding 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.

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

• 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 or panels, trail signage, video or audio displays, on-site interactive media, digital products, public programming, activities, events, program materials, preservation and adaptive reuse of historic structures, cultural conservation activities, feasibility or planning studies, management action plans, special purpose studies and more.

LHV provides financial assistance to non-profit and civic organizations, heritage partners, educational institutions, and municipalities located or operated within the Lackawanna Heritage Valley, or whose projects will benefit LHV’s service area in Lackawanna County and portions of Susquehanna, Wayne, and Luzerne counties.

The organization works with community partners on projects that conserve, preserve, and educate the public about Northeastern Pennsylvania’s historic, cultural, economic, and natural resources.

For general information about the heritage area, visit For program guidelines and grant applications, visit or call 570-963-6730, extension 8200.

For Abington Journal

Information provided by Lackawanna Heritage Valley.

Information provided by Lackawanna Heritage Valley.

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