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, 41 cultural heritage projects have been chosen for funding.
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

The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP), in coordination with NEIWPCC, is pleased to announce a Request for Pre-Proposals 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 should be a two-page document to introduce the project, adhering to the Pre-proposal Format Requirements located on page 9 of the RFP. After 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 October 1, 2022. 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-$50,000) will have an emphasis on any of the following:

• Serve the CVNHP Corridor of Commerce Interpretive Theme to encourage multi-jurisdictional, or regional projects that interpret, highlight, and support the observation of the interconnected waterways of the CVNHP or the bicentennial of the 1823 opening of the Champlain Canal.

CVNHP Core Grant Program proposals may include:
• Local Heritage Grants (up to $4,000 for local projects; up to $8,000 for regional, multi-jurisdictional projects)
Corridor of Commerce Interpretive Theme Grants (up to $8,000)
• Collections Grants (up to $8,000)
• Internship Grants (up to $8,000)

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 NOTICE: Only electronic pre-proposals in MS Word or compatible formats will be accepted and must be received by AND by October 4, 2021.


View the full request for Pre-proposals → 

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 Quarterly Report Template →
CVNHP Grant Invoice Form →
CVNHP Match Form (NY) →
CVNHP Match Form (VT) →
CVNHP Match Form (QC) →
CVNHP Final Report Template (NPS) →
CVNHP Final Report Template (GLFC) →
NPS Subrecipient Risk Assessment Form RO1 4.22.20 → 
NPS Subrecipient Final Certification Form RO1 4.22.20 → 

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