The Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area is accepting applications to the Heritage Partnership grant program.

The 2023 Heritage Partnership Grant for Interpretation is intended to provide residents and visitors with new / expanded opportunities for deeper understanding of the Upper Housatonic River Valley. Grants will support research projects, interpretive exhibits, events and programming that provide informed and thoughtful exploration of the region’s history, culture and natural heritage.

Focus Areas
* Marketing and Promotion
* Programming and Interpretation
* Preservation Planning

The guidelines document includes several program and project examples for each focus area.

Eligible Expenses
  • Costs associated with planning, curating, designing, fabricating, installing exhibits
  • Personnel costs and costs associated with staff time and office expenses that are directly related to the planning and execution of exhibits, events and programs
  • Costs associated with conserving artifacts for the purposes of publicly exhibiting these materials, or for the purpose loaning them for related exhibits at another public exhibition
  • Costs for contracted professional services that may be required for studies, analysis, design, printing or other services required for the successful completion of the grant-funded project
  • Facility expenses for public presentations, exhibits, performances

Applications may be submitted at any time, with a final deadline of December 31, 2023


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