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KMTA encourages new round of community grants

Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area (KMTA) is seeking grant applications for 2017 and 2018. Grants are meant to enable community groups to accomplish projects that strengthen heritage area identity and cultural resources at the grassroots. Past grants have supported a range of projects including support for local museums, book publications, school field trips, and trail volunteer initiatives.


Communities eligible for KMTA support include Indian, Bird, Girdwood, Portage, Whittier, Hope, Cooper Landing, Moose Pass, and Seward. Applications are due April 1st. Application forms are available online via the “Grants” link at the website.



Projects must include at least an equal commitment of resources, whether financial or in-kind contributions, as requested from KMTA. In-kind matches may include volunteer time, labor, and materials. Since 2010, communities have invested more than a million dollars worth of donations and time in projects supported by $562,000 in KMTA grants.


This mountainous crossroads region is rich in history and innovative people. Small grants throughout the region are an effective way to share the stories of this place. For more information, please visit “Grants” at Interested individuals may also contact KMTA staff or board members.

Photo at archaeoligcal dig
Kenaitze Tribe youth conducting archaeological research supported in part by a KMTA grant. Credit: David Guilfoyle


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