Applications Open May 1 for Atchafalaya National Heritage Area Grants

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Atchafalaya Nationwide Heritage Space (ANHA) opens the appliance interval for the Aggressive Grants Program beginning Saturday, Could 1, 2021. This grant goals to fund tasks or occasions associated to the cultural heritage or leisure and pure assets throughout the heritage space. The deadline to use is Monday, Could 31, 2021.

“The Atchafalaya Nationwide Heritage Space is a mannequin of authenticity in heritage growth and ecotourism, a very fascinating and ‘international’ place right here in the midst of the U.S.,” stated Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser. “The aim of the grant program is to assist in the growth of financial alternatives attracting extra guests to Louisiana to expertise our distinctive tradition.”

“The mission of the ANHA is to assist and improve understanding of the distinctive cultural heritage assets within the area. The best manner we are able to do that's by supporting the folks and locations who spend their lives carrying on our traditions, enhancing our tradition, and making the place we name house extra livable each single day. Our grant program goals to just do that by offering the funding the place the exhausting work occurs in every of our 14 parishes,” stated Justin Lemoine, Government Director of the Atchafalaya Nationwide Heritage Space.

The ANHA Aggressive Grants Program is a reimbursable grant that funds tasks associated to heritage interpretation, cultural occasions, and recreation and pure useful resource enhancements. ANHA will current the purposes to a overview panel for choice. Grants will probably be awarded based mostly on eligibility standards and challenge location and affect to adequately serve the whole thing of the heritage space.

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