News Release: LCBP to Fund Projects that Preserve and Interpret Cultural Heritage
Grand Isle, VT – The Lake Champlain Basin Program seeks pre-proposals for projects and programs to protect, restore, interpret, and showcase the historical resources and cultural heritage of the Champlain Valley.
These projects will highlight the interpretive themes and further the goals, actions and tasks described in the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership (CVNHP) Management Plan. The LCBP is particularly interested in funding projects that address the following priorities:
CVNHP Special Program ($10,000-$40,000): The CVNHP Special Program Grants will focus on the CVNHP Conservation & Community Interpretive Theme with emphasis on the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act to support regional projects that interpret, highlight and support the observation of this landmark legislation and interpret the importance of clean water from historical and modern perspectives. Special Program pre-proposals should be multi-jurisdictional and serve to highlight the Conservation & Community Interpretive Theme on an international scale. Projects smaller in scope and scale are welcome to submit pre-proposals in the Conservation & Community Interpretive Theme in the Core Grants Program.
CVNHP Core Grants Program: Projects may include:
- Local Heritage Grants (up to $4,000 for local projects; up to $7,500 for regional, multi-jurisdictional projects)
- Conservation & Community Interpretive Theme Grants (up to $7,500)
- Collections Grants (up to $7,500)
- Internship Grants (up to $5,000)
Applicants are invited to submit multiple pre-proposals for each category. Each submission should be a two-page document to introduce the project, adhering to the format of the pre-proposal guidelines available at champlainvalleynhp.org/resources/grants/. After review of the submitted pre-proposals, a subset of applicants will be asked to submit a full proposal for funding consideration for projects to begin on October 1, 2021.
It is anticipated that these projects will be supported with funds awarded to NEIWPCC on behalf of the CVNHP by the U.S. National Park Service and the Great Lakes Fishery Commission. The CVNHP Pre-Proposal forms are available from the CVNHP website: champlainvalleynhp.org/resources/grants/.
The Lake Champlain Basin Program coordinates and funds efforts that benefit the Lake Champlain Basin’s water quality, fisheries, wetlands, wildlife, recreation, and cultural resources. The program works in partnership with federal agencies, state and provincial agencies from New York, Vermont, and Québec, local communities, businesses, and citizen groups. NEIWPCC—a regional commission that helps the states of the Northeast preserve and advance water quality—serves as the primary program administrator of LCBP at the request of the Lake Champlain Steering Committee and administers the Program’s personnel and finances. LCBP is a program partner of NEIWPCC. LCBP is a program partner of NEIWPCC. For further information, contact the Lake Champlain Basin Program, 54 West Shore Road, Grand Isle, VT at (802) 372-3213 / (800) 468-5227 or visit www.lcbp.org.