The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum used a CVNHP grant to lead local school children on explorations of Otter Creek. Photo: LCMM.

Each year, the Lake Champlain Basin Program—as the managing entity of the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership—awards implementation grants that allow partners in the region to protect and interpret our heritage. These grants, which are funded through the National Park Service, are offered in a number of categories, including local heritage, interpretive themes, collections, internships and special categories. Since 2008, 249 CVNHP projects totaling $2.3 million have been awarded.
Learn more about projects that have been funded with CVNHP grants →

Current Grant Opportunities

Request for Heritage Pre-proposals to Implement the CVNHP Management Plan AND SUPPORT the 250th anniversary of the american Revolution

The Patrick Leahy Lake Champlain Basin Program (“LCBP”), in coordination with the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (“NEIWPCC”), is pleased to announce a Request for Pre-proposals (RFPP) for projects and programs that highlight the Interpretive Themes and further the goals, actions, and tasks described in the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership (“CVNHP”) Management Plan (pages 39-68).

The pre-proposal is a short, online form meant to introduce your proposed concept to a team of reviewers. After a review of the submitted pre-proposals, a subset of applicants will be asked to submit a full proposal for funding consideration for projects to begin on or after October 1, 2024. Pre-proposals not invited for full proposal consideration in this cycle may be revised and submitted for future funding opportunities. All award notifications are subject to available funding.

The LCBP is particularly interested in funding projects that address the following priorities:

CVNHP Special Program Funding Projects ($10,000-$40,000) will have an emphasis on the following:

  • Serve the CVNHP Making of Nations Interpretive Theme to encourage multi-jurisdictional or regional projects that interpret, highlight, and support marking the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution in 2025. Projects that focus on other concepts, innovations, or movements that have had lasting regional, national and global effects are also encouraged.

CVNHP Core Grant Program proposals may include:

  • Making of Nations Interpretive Theme Grants (up to $9,000)
  • Local Heritage Grants (up to $4,500 for local projects; up to $9,000 for regional, multi-jurisdictional projects)
  • Collections Grants (up to $9,000)
  • Internship Grants (up to $9,000)

We anticipate these projects will be supported with funds awarded to NEIWPCC by the U.S. National Park Service (NPS) and the Great Lakes Fishery Commission (GLFC).

PRE-PROPOSAL DEADLINE: All CVNHP pre-proposals will be submitted via the Foundant website by 12:00 PM (noon) EST: October 9, 2023. Link:


View full proposal here

CVNHP grants and a variety of other funding opportunities are also posted on the Lake Champlain Basin Program website.

Grant Tools

If your organization has been awarded a grant from the LCBP, these tools and templates will help guide you through the process.

LCBP/CVNHP Conflict of Interest Guidelines →

CVNHP Workplan Template →
CVNHP Task Table Template →
CVNHP Quarterly Report Template →
CVNHP Grant Invoice Form →
CVNHP Match Form (NY) →
CVNHP Match Form (VT) →
CVNHP Match Form (QC) →
CVNHP Grant Budget Calculator →
CVNHP Final Report Template (NPS) →
CVNHP Final Report Template (GLFC) →
NPS Subrecipient Risk Assessment Form RO1 2.08.22 → 
NPS Subrecipient Final Certification Form RO1 3.1.24 → 

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