FFNHA Project Grants award partner sites up to $3000 for projects connected to the heritage area’s rich history. Half the funds will be awarded upon a signed agreement accepting the funds and the remainder upon completion of the project and Final Close-Out report.
The application must be filled in completely and submitted at one time. You cannot save content and return at a later time. Please see the instruction packet for the material that will be requested if you wish to prepare it in advance.
Grants will be awarded for projects aligned with the goals of Freedom’s Frontier, and one or more of our three nationally significant themes: Shaping the Frontier, the Missouri-Kansas Border War and Civil War, and the Enduring Struggle for Freedom. Successful grants will be rooted in a context involving events or people in the heritage area which have broader regional or national impact and especially those supporting heritage tourism, content accessibility, economic development, and visitation.
Please ensure you meet the requirements as a partner and determine the project’s eligibility before applying. Ineligible, vague, or incomplete applications may not be considered. Please use the following information to guide your application process. FFNHA staff is available to assist you if you have further questions.
Please note: If you think that something deemed ineligible, including items listed above, is essential to your project, contact FFNHA staff. We may be able to assist you with ideas to increase your eligibility or with ideas for other sources of funding.
FFNHA will run three project grant cycles in 2023. Applications will be accepted during the following windows:
Applications will be reviewed and approved based on the following criteria:
Grant awards may vary and be limited by funding to which FFNHA has access at a particular time. Any project not receiving funding during an application review cycle may consult with FFNHA staff, peers and/or colleagues, refocus the project or application to better meet the criteria, and resubmit an application during a later review cycle. General information regarding scoring decisions for a project may be requested by its applicant but decisions for the cycle are final. FFNHA stakeholders and any reviewing participants have the right of and/or responsibility to maintain confidentiality surrounding partner(s)’ submitted materials including finances, discussion regarding applications and awards, and any information not included in public announcements. The applicant receives no guarantee to any partial or full funding by submitting a project proposal.
Please direct inquiries to
Kate Sutter, Community Engagement and Partnership Coordinator at [email protected]
The grant cycle is currently closed. The next cycle will begin September 1, 2023.