The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area Board of Directors has awarded $50,589.00 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 to support local restoration, interpretation, scenic and recreational resources in the three counties. 2014 Projects provided additional investments of over $74,980.00 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 $50,589 to the following groups and projects:
Hilo Culturales, Inc.-Culture Film Module Series, Marketing & Dissemination
Adams State University- Fort Massachusetts Archeological Field School
CO Rio Grande Restoration Foundation- Lower Rio Grande Study
Adams State University- Lifeways of the San Luis Valley Course and Lecture Series
Costilla County Economic Development Council- Construction Documents for the Interior Rehabilitation of the Sangre de Cristo Heritage
CenterConservation Legacy- Preserve America Youth Summit Next Generation Stewards
Heritage Grants are available to local organizations annually.