Baker—The Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership will be accepting applications for its Small Grant and Tonia Harvey Research Grant Programs through May 1, 2016.  GBHAP offers grants for innovative projects that contribute to the mission of protecting and promoting the unique natural and cultural heritage of the Great Basin National Heritage Area (White Pine County, NV and Millard County, UT).  To be eligible for funding, applicants must show a minimum 1:1 matching contribution and projects must further one or more of the following heritage area goals:

•Heritage Resource Conservation & Enhancement

•Heritage Education & Interpretation

•Heritage Tourism & Recreation

•Community Revitalization

•Partnership Development

Projects that address two or more goals are highly encouraged.  Grants of $500-$7,500 will be awarded for eligible projects through a competitive application process with decisions made by June 15, 2016.  GBHAP also offers Quick Grants for up to $1,500 to fund smaller projects and Transportation Grants for school field trips to GBNHA.  Projects that GBHAP has supported include the Old Capitol Arts & Living History Festival in Fillmore, Utah; the Topaz Museum in Delta, Utah; the Old Sheepherders’ Gathering in Baker, Nevada; and the Ely Art Bank in Ely, Nevada.  Details and grant application forms are available at www.greatbasinheritage.org/grants.

To learn more about our projects, our partners, or our grants program, call GBHAP at (775) 234-7171 or visit online at www.greatbasinheritage.org.