National Heritage Areas
Images from Erie Canal, Yuma, and Hudson Valley NHAs




Resources for National Heritage Area Staff

The following documents provide useful information for NHA and NPS staff, as well as the interested public. These documents include NHA requirements, technical assistance, and how NHAs succeed.

Management Planning

With NPS assistance, NHA entity staff develop long rang management plans that guide policy and partnership activities within each national heritage area.

red arrow Guidance documents

red arrow Approved national heritage area management plans

Federal Funds

Congressionally authorized NHA entities are eligible to recieve funding through the Heritage Partership Program Fund. Funds are distributed to NHA entities through cooperative agreements.

red arrow Guidance on matching funds

Program Evaluations

NPS funds and oversees Congressionally-mandated evaluations of national heritage area impacts, outcomes, and sustainability.

red arrow Library of evaluations and evaluation resources

Web Trainings

NPS hosts live and web training opportunities for NHA entity staff. Below are links to some of our recent webinar training materials.

Interpretive Planning

Using New Media for Interpretation

Entreprenurial Funding Strategies

Strategic Planning

Business Planning