Tag Archives: Heritage

J.M.K. Innovation Prize

The J.M.K. Innovation Prize is an initiative of The J.M. Kaplan Fund, a New York-based family foundation. In 2017 up to ten prizes will be awarded to those tackling our country’s most pressing needs through social innovation. Specifically, the prize seeks to support innovation in the fields of the environment, heritage conservation and social justice. The prize is particularly designed for early stage ideas being piloted or prototyped by dynamic visionaries. Applications due April 28. Learn more and apply... Read more

New Grants Give Out Millions to Preserve African-American History

Lunch counters. Churches. Bus stations. Schools. The Civil Rights Movement was an extraordinary social movement that took shape in the most ordinary of places. And precisely because they were so commonplace, those locations are often endangered by development or forgotten altogether. Now, the National Park Service will combat that by giving out millions of dollars of grants to sites and projects that have to do with the Civil Rights Movement and African-American history. Read more... Read more

Tribal Heritage Grants

The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 authorizes grants to Federally recognized Indian tribes for cultural and historic preservation projects. These grants assist Indian Tribes, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiian Organizations in protecting and promoting their unique cultural heritage and traditions. Applications due March 24. Learn more and apply... Read more

Teaching Climate Change and Cultural Heritage in American Samoa

By Victoria Herrmann via Saving Places blog The edges of our country are eroding. From Alaska to Louisiana, centuries of culture, tangible history, and dynamic communities are being battered by stronger storms and sea level rise—raising difficult questions about adaptation, relocation, and what it means to be an American experiencing climate change today. Over the next year, Victoria Herrmann, a National Geographic Explorer will chronicle America’s Eroding Edges, helping you explore the challenges of all those facing the impacts of... Read more

2016 Maritime Heritage Grants

​Approximately $1.7 million in National Maritime Heritage Grants for education or preservation projects are available for 2016. Education projects can request $15,000-50,000 and preservation projects can request $50,000-200,000. Funding for Maritime Heritage Grants is competitive. Project grants are administered through the Maritime Heritage Program and State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs). Proposals due August 5. Learn more... Read more

Historic Preservation Fund Tribal Heritage Grants

​ The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 authorizes grants to Federally recognized Indian tribes for cultural and historic preservation projects. These grants assist Indian Tribes, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiian Organizations in protecting and promoting their unique cultural heritage and traditions. Applications due March 31. Learn more and apply... Read more

National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) Media Grants Program

​The NCPTT Media Grants program provides funding for innovative dissemination of new technologies or existing technologies to preserve cultural resources. Grant recipients will develop publications, web or mobile applications, and video products that offer preservationists a better understanding of tools and resources available to preserve cultural heritage. Applications due November 3. Learn more and apply... Read more