The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) is seeking pre-proposals for projects and programs to protect, restore, interpret, and showcase the historical resources and cultural heritage of the Champlain Valley, the Lake Champlain Basin, and the Adirondack Park.
The projects supported through this process will advance the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership’s (CVNHP) Conservation & Community interpretive theme in 2024, emphasizing the people and natural heritage of the Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere.
The CVNHP will offer grants in two categories:
Special Programs: These large grants up to $40,000 will serve the CVNHP Conservation & Community Interpretive Theme to encourage multi-jurisdictional, or regional projects that interpret, highlight, and support the objectives of the UNESCO Man and Biosphere (MAB) Program associated with the Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Region and support the CVNHP Management Plan.
Core Programs: Smaller grants up to $9,000 will also support the interpretive theme; or provide internships, museum collection improvements, and focus on local history in 2024.
Applicants are invited to submit multiple pre-proposals for each category.
After review of the submitted pre-proposals, a subset of applicants will be asked to submit a full proposal later in Fall 2022 for funding consideration for projects to begin on or after October 1st, 2023. The grant awards will be announced in April 2023.
The deadline for submission of pre-proposals is October 9th, 2022.
The pre-proposal guidelines, list of eligible entities, and submission requirements are available on the CVNHP website.
For more information about the CVNHP Request for Preproposals, contact CVNHP Assistant Director Jim Brangan at firstname.lastname@example.org.