Freedom’s Way Offers Matching Grants to Local Organizations
The Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area (Freedom’s Way), in celebration of the cultural, natural and historical resources within Freedom’s Way, announced that it will be offering matching grants to organizations within the 45 communities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire that comprise the National Heritage Area. Through the 2019 Partnership Grant Program Freedom’s Way will award grants of $1,000 to $5,000 to individual organizations providing critically needed financial resources to serve as a catalyst for programs and projects that enhance the Heritage Area’s sense of place.
Freedom’s Way is currently accepting online and posted applications from municipalities and qualified nonprofit organizations whose projects support the goals and objectives as outlined in the management plan approved by the Secretary of the Interior in 2015. Applicants have until Friday, February 21, 2019 to apply in one of three categories:
• Communication and Collaboration–Connect people to the Heritage Area, broadening the region’s audience and engaging new and diverse constituencies through creative projects.
• Interpretation and Education– Increase awareness and understanding of the region’s heritage by engaging residents and visitors through experiences.
• Stewardship: Planning and Resource Conservation–Promote historical preservation, natural resource and agricultural conservation to preserve or enhance the historical structures, landscapes and cultural resources of the Heritage Area.
Detailed information about the Freedom’s Way Partnership Grant Program, including guidelines and application materials, can be found at www.freedomsway.org/partnership-grants
“Freedom’s Way is excited to welcome the new year with the announcement of the inaugural Partnership Grants Program which will provide seed money to local organizations for projects that promote the Heritage Area and its unique resources,” said Executive Director Patrice Todisco. “Through our annual programs, such as Hidden Treasures and Declaring Independence: Then & Now, we have deepened our understanding and appreciation for the many partners who share the story of this region. We are pleased to be able to offer financial support for noteworthy projects that further this work.”
About Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area
The National Heritage Area was officially designated in 2009 by an Act of Congress in recognition of the influential role played by this region in America’s history. The Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area connects people, places and communities through preservation, conservation and educational initiatives that protect and promote its shared resources and encourages residents and visitors to explore its landscape, history and culture. The Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area is managed by the Freedom’s Way Heritage Association, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that works in partnership with the National Park Service to promote the regional identity of 45 communities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Learn more at FreedomsWay.org.