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Heritage Area Project Grant Round Now Open!

Heritage Area Project Grant Round Now Open!

HERITAGE AREA PROJECT GRANT ROUND NOW OPEN!
 
The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority Project Grant Round is Now Open!
Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) grants benefit heritage tourism projects located within Maryland’s 13 certified heritage areas. Non-profit organizations, local jurisdictions, state agencies, and federal agencies are all eligible to apply. 
 
Non-capital MHAA grants are awarded for up to $50,000 per project, while capital MHAA grants are awarded for up to $100,000 per project. MHAA requires that both capital and non-capital projects support heritage tourism-related activities or infrastructure. This is a dollar-for-dollar matching grant program, though applicants may propose to use any combination of cash and in-kind support as a match. 
 
Get started:
  • Determine that your project is located within a certified Heritage Area. See this step-by-step tutorial
 
  • If you are located within the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area, visit our MHAA Project Grant page for resources and key dates. Download our brief application process guide and send an email to your local grant contact for Carroll, Frederick, or Washington County.
 
Key dates:
 
 
  • February 12, 2021 – Deadline to submit a draft to your local grant contact for review (optional)
 
  • March 1, 2021 – Final application due. This due date will vary if your project is a multi-Heritage Area grant.
 
  • July 8, 2021 – Grant awards determined (followed by public announcement made in early July)
 
Webinars, Office Hours, and More: 
 
Learn more about the opportunity by attending a live webinar, watching a recording of a webinar, or calling into MHAA staff’s virtual “office hours” to talk with them about your project! The full schedule of offerings and links to tune in are available here.
 
recording of the Early Bird webinar is available for you to view at your convenience. The next live webinar will be held on January 7, 2021, at 10 am.
 
Contact your local grant contact for personalized advice and assistance:
Carroll County – Emily Huebner, emily@heartofthecivilwar.org
Frederick County – Liz Shatto, liz@heartofthecivilwar.org
Washington County – Rachel Nichols, rachel@heartofthecivilwar.org
 
For questions or more information, please contact the Public Relations and Marketing Department at pr@washco-md.net.
 
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