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NIAGARA FALLS – The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area announced a grant program Friday, offering awards from $2,000 to $10,000 for eligible groups.

Those are to provide grants to nonprofit entities, municipalities, and Native American tribes, as long as they are located within the Heritage Area, which has $53,000 available.

Projects must reflect the mission and goals of the federally designated Heritage Area, with categories including historic preservation, conservation and stewardship of natural resources, recreation, interpretation and orientation, community revitalization, tourism development and marketing, or education.

Copies of the grant program and application are available by calling project director Sara Capen at 286-8579 or by email at beipen10@verizon.net.