The 2017 Fall Grant Cycle is now open.
The Notice of Grant Availability and 2017 Grant Application may be downloaded clicking the file references below. Please note that the Applications are due to the National Heritage Area office by 5:00 pm, August 15, 2017. Please contact our office for questions or if you need assistance in completing your application.
Grant Application Forms
Contract & Reporting Guidelines
The Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area provides grant funding to organizations working to promote the mission of the National Heritage Area. The photo above shows clay utensils made by students as part of a grant funded project to the Site Steward Foundation. The project resulted in a DVD on traditional pottery-making in Northern New Mexico. The DVD has been made available to public schools throughout Santa Fe County.
Over the last five years the National Heritage Area has made grants available to 43 organizations. In 2016 we approved grants to the following organisations for their projects:
Amigos Bravos: River Otter population survey along upper Rio Grande, with signage and mapping.
Española Public Schools: Cultural heritage film making by students
El Rancho de las Golondrinas: Harvest Festival promoting Northern NM cultural traditions.
Taos Community Foundation: DH Lawrence Ranch Alliance reopening and docent training.
Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project: Partial funding for promotional video
Tewa Women United: Demonstration garden with City of Española, using dry land farming and water harvesting.
Northern New Mexico Normal School Alumni Association: Documentation and preservation of historical record of the Spanish American Normal School, 1909-1969.
Truchas Services Center, Inc.: Summer youth program in rural community, emphasizing tradition, field sciences, archaeology, and arts.
Family Learning Center: Community Pre-K music and ceramics instruction
Chimayó Cultural Preservation Association: Los Maestros del Norte Youth Arts Program.
Taos Fall Arts Festival: Environmental Film Festival including panel discussions
Española Valley Fiber Arts Centre: Churro Week 2016 activities and film presentations.
Agua Fria Village Association: Document oral history interviews and transcripts
NMSU Cooperative Extension Service: 4H Youth development/school enrichment programs
Chama Peak Land Alliance: Share: Voices of the Chama Watershed film and lectures
Luciente, Inc.: Northern Youth Project heritage garden and arts programs
Santa Fe Watershed Association: Adopt the River program and clean-up
Embudo Valley Library & Community Center: Youth conservation improvements at Embudo Valley library & community center.
El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, Inc.: Create glass mosaic tile entry showing Native NM culture.
LEAP (Land, Experience & Art of Place) Questa: Pollinate! Collaborate Create Celebrate - community events and education programs.
Teatro Tierra Amarilla - Brave Youth Theater: Community theater program for youth.
Taos Land Trust: 2nd Annual Taos Land Trust Land & Water Conference