An environment that celebrates the legacy and continuing contributions of Gullah Geechee people to our American heritage.
To nurture pride and facilitate an understanding and awareness of the significance of Gullah Geechee history and culture within Gullah Geechee communities.
To sustain and preserve land, language, and cultural assets within the coastal communities of South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina, and Florida.
To promote economic development among Gullah Geechee people.
To educate the public on the value and importance of Gullah Geechee culture.
Goal 1: Foster public awareness of and appreciation for the history of Gullah Geechee people, their contributions to the development of the United States, and their connections to the African diaspora and other international cultures.
Goal 2: Enhance the quality of life for current and future generations of Gullah Geechee people within the Corridor.
Goal 3: Protect, preserve, and restore tangible and intangible natural and cultural resources in communities and other areas that are of cultural and historical significance to Gullah Geechee people.
Partnerships are key to implementation of the various strategies and actions outlined in the management plan. Throughout implementation, the Corridor would continually evaluate partnerships and implementation relative to the Corridor’s vision, mission and purpose. Partners will assist in implementing the Corridor’s programs focused on education, economic development, and documentation and preservation of resources.
The purpose of the Partnership Application is to gather proposals from potential partners, and to give organizations and members of the community a way to become involved in the Corridor and contribute to preserving Gullah Geechee heritage. This application process will formalize the relationships that the Corridor seeks to build, and will also assist in prioritization of effort and resources in order to operate effectively.
Partner Application Support
ABOUT SUBMISSION DEADLINES
Submission deadlines for Partner applications will be announced following the approval of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Management Plan by the Secretary of the Interior.