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CVNHP Local Heritage Grants

Grants to Vermont, New York, and Quebec
Nonprofits and Agencies for Youth Heritage Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership (CVNHP) and Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) and New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC)

Deadline Date:

10/01/18 4:30 PM Receipt

Description:

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Grants of up to $4,000 and grants of up to $7,500 to New York, Vermont, and Quebec nonprofit organizations and government agencies for youth and student-focused heritage projects in the Lake Champlain Basin. Funding will support projects that actively engage youth and students in the research and discovery of the cultural or natural heritage associated with their community, and the creation of new artistic expressions, or interpretation of those topics utilizing fresh perspectives and/or new technology.

The meanings of local cultural and natural heritage will be showcased to new audiences through research, interpretation, music, dance, writing, visual arts, and social media. Grants may include transportation costs associated with bringing youth and student groups together to the extent that it is necessary to complete the activities described in the grant workplan. In all cases, an emphasis will be placed on the commercial heritage of the community of focus.

Projects must be within the CVNHP region, which includes Clinton, Essex, Saratoga, Warren, and Washington counties of New York; Addison, Bennington, Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle, and Rutland counties of Vermont, the Pierre-de-Saurel, La Vallee-du-Richelieu, Rouville, Le Haut-Richelieu, and Brome-Missisquoi regional county municipalities of Quebec, and other communities within the Lake Champlain Basin.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175724

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$30,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

CVNHP Local Heritage Grants provide up to $4,000 for local projects.

In addition, the CVNHP may provide grants of up to $7,500 for organizations that focus on multiple communities, rather than a single community.

Term of Contract:

Projects must be completed by December 31, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Local government entities including municipal boards, commissions, or committees of government entities and organizations with 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation status are eligible to apply for 2019 CVNHP Local Heritage Grants.

NOTE: Private businesses, individuals, and state government agencies may collaborate with a qualified applicant, but are not themselves eligible to apply under this grant program.

NOTE: Any organization with an existing CVNHP/LCBP/NEIWPCC award must be up to date with all reporting, invoicing, and other deliverables requirements prior to responding this RFP. Any organization that is not up-to-date on current award obligations to the CVNHP, LCBP or NEIWPCC is ineligible and should not apply.

NOTE: Partners who assisted in the RFP development process are excluded from responding to the RFP to avoid any conflict of interest.

Grant funds cannot be used for the following:
-to produce for-profit products to be sold for more than reproduction costs,
-to produce events for which an admission fee is charged,
-to cover costs associated with regulatory compliance,
-for any form of fundraising efforts
-for land purchases, easements or endowment funds,
-for lobbying or legislative advocacy of any kind.

Pre-Application Information:

All parties considering responding to this Request for Proposals should note that the deadline for receipt of proposals by the CVNHP/LCBP is 4:30 PM Monday, October 1, 2018. Award notifications should be expected by November 2018.

Applicants are encouraged to call the CVNHP Assistant Director Jim Brangan for further explanation of the requirements and policies. All grant applications must be submitted electronically.

Contact Information:

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

Applications should be submitted via e-mail to grants@lcbp.org AND jbrangan@lcbp.org.

Jim Brangan, Assistant Director
802-372-0213
jbrangan@lcbp.org

Lake Champlain Basin Program
54 West Shore Road
Grand Isle, VT 05458

grants@lcbp.org

Grant Coverage Areas:

Pierre-de-Saurel, La Vallee-du-Richelieu, Rouville, Le Haut-Richelieu, and Brome-Missisquoi regional county municipalities of Quebec, and other communities within the Lake Champlain Basin.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York: Clinton, Essex, Saratoga, Warren, and Washington counties;   Vermont: Addison, Bennington, Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle, and Rutland counties

Canada: Quebec