Beringia, A Shared Heritage

The Shared Beringian Heritage Program recognizes and celebrates the unique natural resources and rich cultural heritage shared by Russia and the United States across the landscapes and seascapes known as Beringia. The program resulted from a commitment by Presidents George H.W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev in 1991 to expand cooperation in the field of environmental protection and the study of global change. Projects, research, and staff of the program aim to improve local, national, and international understanding of these shared resources and values and to sustain the cultural vitality of Native peoples in the region. 


The submission for the FY2022 funding opportunities is closed. We received a great variety of applications and appreciate all the time and effort that went into submissions. All the projects will be screened for eligibility and completeness and then forwarded to the review panel. The review panel comprised of NPS experts will review and rate each eligible and complete proposal using the criteria outlined in the NOFA. The panel will make recommendations to the SBHP fund source manager, who will make the final selections for funding. The selection will be announced no later than September 30, 2021 and the selected projects will be contacted directly. 

Kids participate in spotting birds along the rocky coast.

New Projects (2018-2023)

Learn about our new projects.

Last updated: April 22, 2021