Funding Opportunities
November 30, 2020
Dear Members, Partners and Friends:

The Save America’s Treasures (SAT) grant program is taking applications to help preserve nationally significant historic properties and collections.

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) is accepting grant proposals through the GATHER Food Sovereignty Grants.

The USDA Rural Connect Community Connect program is accepting applications to provide broadband service in unserved rural areas for Fiscal Year 2021.

NEH is accepting applications for its Public Humanities Projects grants which support projects that bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences.

USDA Forest Service is requesting applications for the Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program (Community Forest Program).

The National Forest Foundation is soliciting proposals for its Matching Awards Program (MAP) to inspire personal and meaningful connections to our national forests and grasslands.
National Park Service Save America's Treasures Grant Applications Available

Deadline: January 26, 2021
The Save America’s Treasures (SAT) grant program was established to help preserve nationally significant historic properties and collections. The SAT program is administered by the NPS in cooperation with its partners, Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).The NPS manages the preservation grants and the IMLS the collections grants, once awarded. 

Properties include historic districts, buildings, sites, structures and objects. Collections include artifacts, museum collections, documents, sculptures, and other works of art. 

Grant amounts for collections projects are a minimum of $25,000 and maximum $500,000 Federal share. For historic property projects, grant amounts are a minimum of $125,000 and maximum $500,000 Federal share. Projects require dollar-for-dollar non-federal matching share.

For More Information
Visit http://go.nps.gov/sat for more information about this grant program. For application assistance, email the National Park Service at STLPG@nps.gov or call (202) 354-2020.
NEH Funding Available for Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections

Deadline: January 14, 2021
The National Endowment for the Humanities Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections program helps cultural institutions meet the complex challenge of preserving large and diverse holdings of humanities materials for future generations by supporting sustainable conservation measures that mitigate deterioration, prolong the useful life of collections and support institutional resilience.

Funds can be used to:
  • Preserve humanities collections that facilitate research, strengthen teaching and provide opportunities for lifelong learning; and,
  • Ensure the preservation of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and historical objects.

A pre-application webinar for prospective applicants will be held December 3, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time, click here to view live. 

For More Information
For more information, contact the Division of Preservation and Access Team
202-606-8570 or preservation@neh.gov.
First Nations Development Institute Gather Food Sovereignty Grants Available

Deadline: January 14, 2021
First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) is accepting grant proposals through the GATHER Food Sovereignty Grants. Up to 13 grants of approximately $32,000 will be selected for work that contributes to a vision of Native communities and food systems that are self-directed, well-resourced and supported by community policies and systems. 

Total requests for project budgets within this funding opportunity should not exceed $32,000. Examples of allowable activities include:
  • Conducting a community food assessment to examine the economic impact of food system assets and plan next steps,
  • Projects aimed at increasing local food system control, including increasing access to fresh and healthy foods,
  • Increasing local food distribution and marketing to end-use institutions (eg: schools or local and tribal businesses) and larger markets, and/or
  • Strategic Community planning around food sovereignty projects
  • Increasing the capacity of food producers to manage environmental, community, and social/political impacts of policy on their food system.

For More Information
For more information, contact Rana LaPine by email at rlapine@firstnations.org or call (303) 774-7836.
National Forest Foundation
2021 Matching Awards Program

Deadline: January 13, 2021
The National Forest Foundation is soliciting proposals for its Matching Awards Program (MAP). The Foundation works on behalf of the public to inspire personal and meaningful connections to our national forests and grasslands. This national, competitive grant program provides federal funds for on-the-ground, action-oriented projects that enhance outdoor experiences, forest and ecosystem health, and engage local communities in caring for their public lands.

 Project examples include:
  • Improving or maintaining recreation resource connectivity including, and similar to: trail maintenance, bridge and crossing construction or repair and installation of trail drainage structures;
  • Engaging youth, volunteers, or diverse, underserved or under-engaged populations in hands-on stewardship activities;
  • Employing youth and/or veterans crews to implement on-the-ground conservation, stewardship and/or restoration work;
  • Promoting forest health through the removal or control of non-native invasive species;
  • Reintroduction of native plants and trees; and/or
  • Engaging community volunteers to complete riparian plantings as part of a watershed-scale restoration project
Applications require a 1:1 match with non-federal funds and must include a letter of support from the Forest Supervisor of each National Forest or Grassland unit included in a proposal. On December 10, 2020 MAP will present an informational webinar, click here to register.

For More Information
For additional information, contact Kerry Morse, Conservation Awards Manager, call (406) 830-3358 or email kmorse@nationalforests.org
USDA is Requesting Applications for the Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program

Deadline: January 11, 2021
USDA Forest Service is requesting applications for the Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program (Community Forest Program or CFP). The Community Forest Program is a competitive grant program that provides financial assistance to tribal entities, local governments and non-profit organizations to acquire and establish community forests that provide community benefits.

The CFP offers the opportunity for communities to acquire and conserve forests that provide public access and recreational opportunities, protect vital water supplies and wildlife habitat, serve as demonstration sites for private forest landowners and provide economic benefits from timber and non-timber products. Community benefits include active forest management, clean water, wildlife habitat, educational opportunities and public access for recreation.

For More Information
Tribal government officials should submit applications, either electronic or hardcopy, to the appropriate Forest Service Region/Institute. To find your Forest Service regional coordinator, click here. To find your regional forest manager, click here.

NEH Public Humanities Grants Program

Deadline: January 6, 2021
NEH is accepting applications for its Public Humanities Projects grants which support projects that bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences. Funding supports projects in three program categories 1) Exhibitions, 2) Historic Places and 3) Humanities Discussions and at two funding levels 1) Planning and 2) Implementation.

The Historic Places category supports long-term interpretive programs for historic sites, houses, neighborhoods, and regions that are intended to be presented to the public for at least three years. Such programs might include living history presentations, guided tours, exhibitions, and public programs.

Applicants are advised to consider developing partnerships with other institutions, particularly organizations such as cultural alliances, broadcast media stations, cultural heritage centers, state humanities councils, veterans’ centers and libraries. To be competitive, locally focused projects should address topics that are of regional
or national relevance by drawing connections to broad themes or historical questions.

Public Humanities Projects awards may support activities such as:
  • research into the topic
  • meetings with scholars and other content advisers, program partners and audience representatives
  • travel to archives, collections, sites or other resources
  • development and production of program or discussion guides, exhibition labels, brochures, digital assets, publications or other interpretive material
  • planning and presentation of public programs and publicity materials
  • planning and conducting project-specific training for docents, discussion coordinators or other interpretive leaders
  • publication costs for complementary materials, including catalogs and curriculum guides
  • publicity expenses

For More Information
If you have any questions, contact the Division of Public Programs Team, call (202) 606-8269 or email publicpgms@neh.gov.
 USDA is Accepting Applications to Provide Broadband Service In Unserved Rural Areas

Deadline:  December 23, 2020
The USDA is accepting applications to provide broadband service in unserved rural areas for Fiscal Year 2021. Community Connect provides financial assistance to eligible applicants that will provide broadband service in rural, economically-challenged communities where service does not exist.

Applicants are encouraged to consider projects that provide measurable results in helping rural communities build robust and sustainable economies through strategic investments in infrastructure, partnerships and innovation. Key strategies include:

  • Achieving e-Connectivity for Rural America
  • Developing the Rural Economy
  • Harnessing Technological Innovation
  • Supporting a Rural Workforce
  • Improving Quality of Life

For More Information
For more information, submit questions online using the Contact Us, Contact Support Form.

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