The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area Board of Directors has awarded $74,980.00 in Heritage Grants to local projects and communities. Grants are available to local organizations working to promote the mission of the National Heritage Area by restoring historic buildings, providing interpretation, restoring/promoting scenic and recreational resources or documenting culturally significant components of the way of life in the San Luis Valley.
The efforts of these groups will support Heritage Tourism in Alamosa, Conejos and Costilla counties. Grants from the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area (SdCNHA) are intended to encourage local cultural and historic heritage preservation activities and educational programs.
The Heritage Area has worked diligently over the last two years to support local restoration, interpretation, scenic and recreational resources in the three counties. 2013 Projects provided additional investments of over $1,099,900.00, from other funding sources (such as History Colorado and private foundations) contributing to restoration as well as our local economy.
The completion of the SdCNHA Management Plan increases the funding from National Parks, which allows us to spread the wealth a little further.
Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area awarded $74,980 to the following groups and projects:
Alamosa Boys and Girls Club – Greenhouse Construction
Adams State University Archeology Field School – Ft. Massachusetts,
Conejos County Tourism – Renovation of five Conejos County Haberlein Murals,
Great Divide/Colorado Humanities – Water Documentary,
Local Foods Coalition – Seeds of Learning
Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust – Conservation of the Rainbow Trout Lodge
SW Conservation Corps – Careers on the Land Youth Corps
The 2014 awards also include mini-grants up to $5000.
Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area is administered by a non-profit board of volunteers who represent Alamosa, Conejos and Costilla Counties.