Online Grant Platform

Grant applications for Heritage Development Grants, Conservancy Trail Grants have moved to an online application process hosted by Good Grants, an online grants platform. The online HRVG Grants Platform went live on November 5, 2022, and is the only way to apply for our grants.

You can access the HRVG Grant Platform here.

All applicants are now required to submit grant applications on the new online platform in order to apply for funding. Applicants must register on the HRVG Grant Platform using their email address. Please use the email of the person who will be the day-to-day contact for the grant if awarded. Once you have registered for an account, you will have access to the Greenway and National Heritage Area’s grant applications. All information will be filled out online, and you may save your work and return later to continue the application, up until the grant deadline.

For detailed information on enrolling new applicants and for accessing existing grants visit

You will still need to download the budget spreadsheet and grant guidelines here. Completed budget files must be uploaded to the HRVG Grant Platform in order for your application to be considered eligible.

If you have any questions, please email

Heritage Development Grants

Upcoming Due Dates:

Applications due Feb 3, 2023; Projected award/agreement start Mar 8, 2023.

Applications due May 5, 2023; Projected award/agreement start June 14, 2023.

Applications due Sep 1, 2023; Projected award/agreement start Oct 11, 2023.

Applications due Nov 3, 2023; Projected award/agreement start Dec 6, 2023.


2023 Application Materials

The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area (HRVNHA) was established by Congress in 1996 and is funded, in part, through the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. The mission of the HRVNHA program is to recognize, preserve, protect and interpret the nationally significant cultural and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley for the benefit of the Nation.

The HRVNHA established this grant program to provide seed money to organizations for the purposes of programming, interpretation and marketing that support the mutual goals of the HRVNHA and applicants. A total of $55,000 is available through this grant program in 2023. Projects should resonate with the following interpretive themes outlined in the HRVNHA Management Plan:

• Freedom and Dignity (Revolutionary War, Underground Railroad and abolitionists, Roosevelt Legacy, Native American Heritage); 

• Nature and Culture (Hudson River Painters, Landscapes of Extraordinary Scenic Character, Exceptional Landscape Design and Architectural Distinction, Environmental Legacy); and 

• Corridor of Commerce (Community, Agriculture, and Settled Landscapes; Labor Movements; Technical and Industrial Innovations). 

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 HRVNHA and applicants. 

A 1 to 1 local match is required, and may be provided in the form of in-kind and/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.

Highest priority will be given to projects or programs that feature a designated Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area Heritage Site.

If you have questions about this grant program, please call (518) 473-3835, or email


2023 Application Materials

This file includes the Heritage Development Grant Guidelines and Scoring Criteria, the Budget Worksheet, and a sample Budget Worksheet.  

To open a ZIP file, download the file to your computer, right click on the file, and select "Extract All". 

Claim for payments

For information on requesting a claim, visit