The Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area is soliciting grants for 2016-2017. Some of the most popular grants this time of year are the school field trip grants that provide transportation costs for classrooms visiting sites within the KMTA National Heritage Area. This year, kindergartners and middle school students from Seward and the Hope school are already planning their trips. To help with the planning, Seward educator Marc Swanson, wrote a field trip planning guide that includes lessons in geography, geology, biology and social science. His award-winning curriculum and field trip guide is available on the www.kmtacorridor.org website.
Along with school field trips, KMTA offers grants for locally initiated projects that enhance and preserve the area’s historic, cultural, scenic, and outdoor recreational resources. The deadline for spring grant proposals is April 15.
KMTA National Heritage Area has awarded grants for a variety of grassroots projects including restoration of the Seward’s Cable House, the completion of the Mariners’ Memorial, and the soon to be installed Jujiro Wada Monument. KMTA has also provided grants for trail work, interpretive signs, and community gardens.
For more information, please visit “Grants” at the www.kmtacorridor.org website.