Heritage Development Grants

Deadlines for 2022: Feb 4, May 6, Sep 2, Nov 4

Application can be accessed here

The Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area announces the opening of a new Heritage Grant round.

Typical grant awards are between $1,000 and $7,500. Projects featuring multiple applicants are eligible for higher award amounts.

One notable departure for this round is that staff time is eligible to be reimbursed, but only if that staff time is for the direct development of programming or interpretation, as identified in the grant application. We will be accepting applications particularly focused on creating virtual tours and programming. Please note, that there is a new budget form with the application packet. Applicants should not use an older version of the budget form.

We would also like to remind our partners that NHA Sponsorships are still available to organizations that are planning virtual events and programs. Sponsorships and Heritage Grants will temporarily allow for reimbursement of staff time. This temporary change allows staff time to be reimbursed if it was utilized for the direct development of virtual programming.

These grants are intended to provide seed money to organizations for the purposes of: programming, interpretation and marketing that support the mutual goals of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area and applicants. A 1 to 1 local match is required, and may be provided in the form of in-kind or monetary contributions. The Hudson River Valley Greenway is the management entity for the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area. While fulfilling the goals of this grant program, proposed projects should reflect the mission of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area and be consistent with the goals of its Management Plan. Special consideration for grant funding will be given to Designated Heritage Sites of the HRVNHA.

Hudson River Valley Greenway Conservancy Trail Grants

Deadlines for 2022: Feb 4, May 6, Sep 2, Nov 4

This annual grant program is dedicated to funding recreational trail projects. Special consideration is given to projects that seek to implement the goals of the Greenway Trail Program. Eligible project categories include trail construction, trail planning and design, trail rehabilitation or improvement, and trail education or interpretation. A total of $500,000 is available in 2022. For more information, including guidelines please visit

Hudson River Valley Greenway Communities Grants

Deadlines for 2022: Feb 4, May 6, Sep 2, Nov 4

The Hudson River Valley Greenway Grant Program provides matching grants to Greenway Communities and Compact Communities. Greenway Communities are eligible to receive up to $10,000 to develop plans or projects consistent with the five Greenway criteria: natural and cultural resource protection, economic development, public access, regional planning, and heritage and environmental education. Higher amounts are awarded for intermunicipal projects. Greenway Compact communities are eligible to receive more than $10,000 for projects that develop, approve, and implement a compact strategy consistent with the Greenway criteria and the Greenway Act. Typical grant amounts range between $5,000 and $25,000. For guidelines, visit