Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area (SdCNHA) is pleased to announce our 2021 grant application cycle is now open.

Grants awarded from Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area are intended to encourage local cultural and historic heritage preservation activities, educational programs and support heritage tourism within the heritage area. Our past grantees have used grant funds to restore historic buildings; provide historical and cultural interpretation; restore or promote scenic, artistic and recreational resources; and to document culturally significant components of the way of life in the heritage area. Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area is administered by a non-profit board of volunteers who represent Alamosa, Conejos, and Costilla Counties. Heritage area grants are available to local schools, municipalities, and non-profits annually. Please visit our website( for more information about our mission, vision, and a list of past grants we’ve awarded.

The selection process is competitive, and applicants are encouraged to develop proposals carefully utilizing SdCNHA’s Management Plan Goals and Objectives. You can find these resources on the management plan page: Funding is available up to $25,000. Applications and Guidelines can be found at

For more information on the efforts and mission of the SdCNHA, or to see more completed projects in our 10 Year Report, visit our website, We invite and encourage you to apply for our 2021 grant cycle! Special consideration will be given to grant applications with focus on outdoor recreation, land stewardship, and business development. Please contact the heritage area, if you have an idea for a grant or have any questions about the grant process.  You can email us at, call us at (719) 580-7366 or visit our office located at 623 4th Street in Alamosa.

Applicants will be notified of status in September of 2020 and funding will be available in 2021.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE: July 1, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. (Postmarked: SdCNHA, P.O. Box 844, Alamosa, CO 81101, or delivered by hand – 623 4th Street, Alamosa, CO).