Maryland Heritage Areas Grant Program
Grant Opportunities for Partner Organizations
The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) provides dollar-for-dollar matching Project Grants to non-profit organizations and governments for capital and non-capital projects located within a Maryland Certified Heritage Area (CHA).
Partner organizations are not eligible to apply for Operating Assistance, Marketing, or Management Plan update grants.
For more information on project grants, email or call Richard Hughes, MHAA Administrator , or (410) 514-7685.
Are you located in a Certified Heritage Area?
Are you interested in learning more about grants that are available for capital or non-capital projects relating to the preservation of historical, archeological, natural and cultural resources and heritage tourism?
If so, you will want to attend one of our upcoming Grants Workshops. This is an opportunity to learn more about the FY 2015 grant program and learn how to use the new online application.
REGISTRATION IS LIMITED, SO REGISTER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, AND NO LATER THAN JANUARY 3, 2014.
Come prepared to create an online account for your organization, and begin to fill out (and maybe even complete) your Intent to Apply for. A sample form is available here.
Click on the link below to register for a session:
Tuesday, January 7, 2014, Department of Housing and Community Development, 100 Community Place, Crownsville (Snow Day – January 24)
Wednesday, January 8, 2014, Chesapeake College, 416-418 Race Street, Cambridge (Snow Day - January 15)
Monday, January 13, 2014, Mount Saint Mary’s University, Frederick Campus Conference Center, Frederick (Snow Day – January 21)
Tuesday, January 14, 2014, University of Baltimore, Langsdale Library, Baltimore (Snow Day – January 23)
Friday, January 17, 2014, Garrett College, McHenry (Snow Day – January 22)
Questions? Call Jennifer Ruffner at 410-514-7612.
Non-profit organizations and local governments within Certified Heritage Areas may apply for project grants for both capital and non-capital projects. Project grants may also be used for projects that involve two or more Heritage Areas, such as driving tours, signage, or other collaborative efforts.
Grants can support projects involving historical, cultural, or natural resources, sites, events, or facilities. Eligible projects must have a heritage tourism component, for example the project involves a visitor destination such as a museum, visitor center, or nature center; helps to provide facilities and services that support heritage tourism, such as rehabilitating a historic building as a Bed & Breakfast, restaurant, or other tourism related retail use. or is an event that will help to create a long-term increase in visitation to the Heritage Area.
This page updated: December 16, 2013
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