The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area has an annual cycle for our Heritage Grants. These grants are available to local organizations working to promote the mission of the National Heritage Area by restoring historic buildings, providing interpretation, restoring/promoting scenic and recreational resources or documenting culturally significant components of the way of life in the San Luis Valley. These efforts will support Heritage Preservation and Tourism and promote the counties of Alamosa, Conejos and Costilla, the Alamosa Wildlife Refuge, the Monte Vista Wildlife Refuge, the Baca Wildlife Refuge, the Rio Grande National Forest and Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.
Grants from the SdCNHA are intended to encourage local cultural and historic heritage preservation activities and educational programs. These may include projects dedicated to interpretation and way-finding, conservation, or recreation with a heritage or cultural emphasis. SdCNHA grants are awarded to help stimulate local discussion and participation and, at best, are the catalyst for community and partner collaborations. A small grant at the right time can go a long way toward inspiring a community or an organization to take action on a cultural or heritage project.
SdCNHA grants are not to exceed $25,000.00. A maximum request of 20% of the project budget (at or below the $25,000 limit) may be considered for projects with substantial community impact or preservation significance. The selection process is competitive, and applicants are encouraged to develop proposals carefully utilizing the Heritage Area Management Plan Goals and Objectives. You can find these resources on our Management Plan page. Follow the links below to download the application and guidelines.
SdCNHA Grant Application 2024: 2024 Grant Application
SdCNHA Grant Guidelines 2024: 2024 Grant Guidelines
Past Grantees Awarded by SDCNHA