Northern Plains Heritage Foundation

Grant Availability Announcement 

The Northern Plains Heritage Foundation announces a round of grant funding for projects meeting the goals of the Northern Plains National Heritage Area, which are to aid in the continued improvement of key sites and events; to increase public awareness of nationally-significant elements of local history and associated landscapes, along with increasing awareness of the national significance of elements of that history and sites, and the need for preservation; to encourage research on local history in order to incorporate relevant culture into the educational curriculum; and to enhance the quality of community character, promoting greater sense of place, and strengthening the regionís identity.

The Northern Plains National Heritage Area focuses on the stories of the homeland of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara; our unique and important stories of Lewis and Clark, Sacagawea and the Corps of Discovery; and the stories of George Custer and the 7th Calvary.

Guidelines, Application Forms and Checklist are found on this website.


Visit these important sites!

Click on the links below to visit some of the important sites related to the Northern Plains National Heritage Area..

         Fort Abraham Lincoln

Fort Mandan

Lewis & Clark Riverboat

               North Dakota Heritage Center

         North Dakota Capitol Building

Cross Ranch State Park

Dakota Zoo

Knife River Indian Village National Historic Site

Huff Indian Village State Historic Site




Matching Grants accepted April 16 Ė May 15, 2012.

$300,000 available: minimum matching grant of $1,000 with a maximum of $50,000 per grantee.

NPHF Grant Guidelines

NPHF Grant Application

NPHF Grant Rating Sheet

NPHF Checklists

NPNHA Project Budget

Funds for the Northern Plains Heritage Foundationís matching grants are provided by the federal government through the National Park Service. 

For questions and concerns about the 2012 Grant please - e-mail


2012 Northern Plains Heritage Foundation

Management Plan

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