SCRANTON — Lackawanna Heritage Valley 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 noon Wednesday, March 1.
This program is limited to small grants, since available funding to LHV for these programs has been cut dramatically in the past few years. Since inception, LHV has provided $3,375,903 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 stimulates the region’s economy, enhances tourism initiatives, strengthens community organizations and increases the quality of life for area residents.
Eligible applicants include:
• Non-profit organizations with tax-exempt status and a DUNS reporting number 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
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. It works with community partners on projects that conserve, preserve and educate the public about Northeastern Pennsylvania’s historic, cultural, economic and natural resources.
Information provided by Lackawanna Heritage Valley.