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What We Fund
GBHAP funds projects that contribute to our mission of protecting and promoting the unique natural and cultural heritage of the Great Basin National Heritage Area.
Who May Apply
Non-profit organizations, private organizations, local or regional government entities, federally recognized Indian tribes, or individuals may apply. Collaboration and partnerships are encouraged. The applicant must have sufficient capacity to manage the project to completion.
To be eligible for funding, projects must further at least one of the Great Basin National Heritage Area goals. Projects addressing two or more will be given higher consideration. Projects that incorporate the primary interpretive themes of the Heritage Area (see the appendix in the Grant Guidelines) are highly encouraged.
- Heritage Resource Conservation and Enhancement
- Education and Interpretation
- Heritage Tourism and Recreation
- Community Revitalization
- Partnership Development
Application deadline for Large Grants, Small Grants, and Tonia Harvey Research Grants* is July 15, 2020. Applications for Quick Grants and Transportation Grants are accepted on a rolling basis.
There are five grant categories:
- Tonia Harvey Research Grants* ($500-$5,000)
- Transportation Grants ($250-$1,500)
- Quick Grants ($500-$1,500)
- Small Grants ($1,501-$5,000)
- Large Grants ($5,001-$20,000
For more details, read the Grant Guidelines.
The Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership (GBHAP) administers a grant program in support of the objectives defined in the Great Basin National Heritage Area Management Plan. Through partnerships with local entities, the grant program provides strategic investments in sites, events, programs, and materials with cultural, educational, and recreational values across the heritage area. The Great Basin National Heritage Area includes Millard County, Utah and White Pine County, Nevada as well as adjacent tribal lands.
Federal funds for the GBHAP Grant Program are provided through the National Park Service and require a minimum 1:1 match. Grant awards are dependent on funds allocated by Congress to the GBHAP Grant Program which can impact the number and size of grants awarded to collaborators.
Since its inception, GBHAP Grant Program funds have been matched more than four and a half times by the local partners receiving grant funds. The economic impact of this federal investment through the GBHAP Grant Program has had a ripple effect within the Great Basin National Heritage Area’s local communities and our public/private partnerships.
*The Tonia Harvey Research Grant is named for the Partnership’s co-founder and first president. With a love of its landscape and passion for its people, Ms. Harvey fought tirelessly for the preservation of the Great Basin and the creation of the Great Basin National Heritage Area.