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Freedom's Frontier introduces expanded grant program

By Johnny Szlauderbach
NEWS — July 3, 2023


Freedom’s Frontier NHA is happy to introduce the organization’s newest grant program.

FFNHA Project Grants, formerly Interpretive Grants, award partner sites up to $3000 in match-free funds for projects connected to the heritage area’s rich history. With fewer project restrictions and hurdles, the grant’s scope has widened beyond interpretation to include programming, restoration, preservation, and archival management. Applications will be accepted in three cycles each calendar year. This year’s deadlines will be August 11 and October 1. Beginning in 2024, cycles are planned for February, July, and October.

Online applications have also been streamlined. Letters of support and other documentation can be uploaded directly to our website.

These changes, effective immediately, are the direct result of partner feedback and aim to increase transparency and simplify the entire partner-end experience.

Kate Sutter, community engagement and partnership coordinator, is happy to answer your questions about both grant programs. 

We look forward to receiving your grant requests.

Learn more about FFNHA Project Grants and view the application at freedomsfrontier.org/project-grants.


Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area (FFNHA) is a federally funded nonprofit organization and affiliate of the National Park Service dedicated to building awareness of the struggle for freedom along the Missouri-Kansas border. Established by Congress in 2006, its nationally significant themes are the settlement of the frontier, the Missouri-Kansas Border War and Civil War, and the enduring struggle for freedom. These diverse, interwoven, and nationally important stories grew from a unique physical and cultural landscape. FFNHA inspires respect for multiple perspectives and empowers residents to preserve and share these stories. We achieve our goals through interpretation, preservation, conservation, and education for all residents and visitors.

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