Tell me about the MDNHA Grants program
The MDNHA grants program issues medium-sized grants to organizations and individuals who do projects around five themes: The River and The Land, The Blues, Freedom, Creativity Beyond Cotton, and Diverse Communities. Successful projects address one or more of four main goals:
Perpetuate the unique culture of the Mississippi Delta through engagement of the people who live here to preserve, celebrate, and share the places and stories of the region;
Save historic and natural resources by raising awareness of the threat of their loss, providing recognition for saving places and directing resources to training, education, and preservation.
Build a heritage area-wide network of partners by providing opportunities for engagement in a variety of roles;
Contribute to sustainable economic development through activities that will strengthen local and regional economies.
For more detailed information, please download and read the information below, and consider attending our Grant Application Workshop, which is designed for new grantees.
Do you have questions about your grant application?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Mike Ward, MDNHA Grants Consultant at 901-832-5405
Conflict of Interest
The below clause is included in all contracts signed by grant recipients. Before applying for an MDNHA grant, please ensure that your agency will be able to abide by this requirement.
Conflict of Interest. Subcontractor hereby certifies that it is in compliance with applicable federal and state Conflict of Interest Regulations.
Subcontractor certifies that this Subcontract will not result in pecuniary benefit to any employee of MDNHAP or employee of Fiscal Agent involved with the administration or the decision to award this contract (“Employee”), will not result in pecuniary benefit to Employee’s relatives, and will not result in pecuniary benefit to any business with which Employee is associated.
2019 Grant APPLICATION Materials
Click on any link to display a fillable PDF form. Instruction text in bold indicates changes from FY2018.
Save to your local machine, and fill it out.
Then follow Item #7 ‘Instructions for Submitting Applications’ and submit by January 30, 2019.
Applications for MDNHA Grants will be accepted beginning tuesday, october 1, 2019.
The Deadline FOR APPLICATIONS for FY2020 Grants is friday, november 15, 2019 at 4PM.
This will be the only grant cycle during FY2020.
NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED OR REVIEWED.
Pre-Application Workshops are scheduled for:
Tuesday, september 10, 2019 - belzoni
thursday, september 12, 2019 - lexington
tuesday, september 17, 2019 - senatobia
thursday, september 19, 2019 - clarksdale
thursday, september 26, 2019 - vicksburg
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Take a look at the online webinars below from Grant Space.
Prior Grant WorkshopS AND FUNDING PARTNER PRESENTATIONS
Take a look at some of the work created by our grant recipients
The Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area Grants Program provides strategic investments in programs and projects that help preserve, enhance, interpret and promote the uniqueness of the cultural and heritage experience within the Mississippi Delta.
Funding may be provided to heritage sites, events, programs and other projects of cultural, educational and recreational value that also address one or more of MDNHA’s five basic themes.
The Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area Grants Program will make seed grants to initiate new activities and projects that meet MDNHA goals, with the purpose of expanding heritage development activities across the region.
The first round of grants were awarded in the spring of 2016 to eleven cultural and heritage development projects in the Mississippi Delta