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Chapter Support Grant Applications Starting January of Each Year

How and When to Apply for a Chapter Support Grant

1 – Grant requests can only be between $100 and $1,000 (maximum). If you are matching our grant with other grants or sources of money for a larger project, please state the other matching group(s) and the amount they are providing.

2 – Are you following one or more of our Mission Statements?

a – To perpetuate the common sense use and enjoyment of horses in America’s back country and wilderness

b – To work to ensure that public lands remain open to recreational stock use

c – To assist the various government and private agencies in their maintenance and management of said resource

d – To educate, encourage and solicit active participation in the wise use of the back country resource by horsemen and the general public commensurate with our heritage

Also, are you educating and encouraging youth in the proper use of America’s backcountry and any public lands, be it county, state or national?

3 – The application must be complete! Incomplete applications will not be considered. Dates for chapter support grant submissions are January 1 to March 15.

4 – If for some reason a grant recipient is unable to do the project, please contact the chairman at grants@BHCA.org to discuss your options.

Timeline

January 1 through March 15 – We accept applications.

March 16 through March 31 – Committee scores and decides grant recipients.

April 1 – Spreadsheet goes to BCHA’s treasurer for checks to be written.

During the national board meeting, grant recipients will be announced. Checks will be sent the week after the national board meeting.

A project report is mandatory and due by December 31 of the year the grant is received. The contact person listed on the grant application is responsible for submitting the report. Send the report with pictures (before and after) to grants@BCHA.org.

Any questions? Contact the Chairman of the Chapter Support Grants Committee at grants@BCHA.org.