July 2020

Have a Nice Weekend
Jul 31 2020

Activities and Openings in the Four Rivers Heritage Area This Weekend

Although we don't have any big reopenings to announce this weekend, we wanted to let you know about an upcoming opening as well as activities taking place in the Four Rivers Heritage Area so you can consider making our partners part of your weekend plans. Openings and Activities Tours are a great socially distanced activity, so this weekend, join a Watermark tour focused on local history. During their Colonial Annapolis Walking Tour, you can stroll through the charming streets of the historic district with your colonial attired guide who will share the...

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Annual Youth Conference
Jul 30 2020

Tomorrow! The Banneker-Douglass Museum’s Annual Youth Conference

Four Rivers Heritage Area is a proud supporter of the BDM Annual Youth Conference 2020. Now in its third year, this is the first time the conference has gone virtual! Join the Banneker-Douglass Museum on Friday, July 31, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm for the for the third annual BDM Youth Conference. This year's theme is The Black Vote Mural Project. Viewers will experience motivational speakers, spoken word performances, learn ways to use public art as activism, and more. Your input is needed in the national dialogue of healing social ills...

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Suffragists Parade
Jul 29 2020

Women’s Suffrage Projects in Maryland

Yesterday, we introduced you to a social media opportunity to promote the centennial of the passing of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. Today, we wanted to make you aware of some local projects dedicated to commemorating this important milestone in women's suffrage. Maryland Historical Trust Maryland Women's Fight for the Vote — A Story Map This story map highlights the statewide activism of Maryland's suffragists and the places where they demonstrated, lobbied, and were jailed in pursuit of the right to vote. The project's research produced new insight into the...

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Social Media
Jul 28 2020

Social Media Opportunity! Celebrate Women’s Suffrage

We wanted to make our heritage partners aware of a new social media opportunity offered by University of Maryland’s Historic Maryland Newspaper Program in partnership with the Maryland State Archives. About the Campaign Pamela McClanahan of the Historic Maryland Newspaper Program (HMNP) at the University of Maryland Libraries and Maria Day at Maryland State Archives (MSA) are creating a joint social media campaign to highlight historic newspapers in the state. Their focus will be women’s suffrage in commemoration of the centennial of the passing of the 19th amendment. They would like to invite other...

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Jul 27 2020

Events in the Four Rivers Heritage Area This Week

From social justice, environmental advocacy, to naval history, join our local heritage partners at one of their events taking place this week, including both in-person and online opportunities. Click the event title for links to each event’s page. Regulatory Rollbacks: Undermining Bay Restoration Date: Tuesday, July 28 Time: 12:00-1:00 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Chesapeake Bay Foundation Take one brick out of a foundation, and it is barely noticeable. Take enough bricks out, and the entire building can crumble. This is happening to the rules that protect our nation’s water, air, and natural...

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Loan money
Jul 24 2020

New COVID-19 Loans Available – Maryland Small Business Development Financing Authority

A new low-interest loan program is available to small businesses throughout Maryland that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonprofits are not eligible for these funds, but since many of our partners and supporters are for-profit enterprises, we wanted to make you aware of this opportunity. MSBDFA Program-COVID-19 Emergency Relief Loan Fund: Governor Larry Hogan has designated $5 million to Maryland Commerce’s MSBDFA – or the Maryland Small Business Development Financing Authority – which promotes the viability and expansion of businesses owned by economically and socially disadvantaged entrepreneurs. The new MSBDFA Program - COVID-19 Emergency Relief LoanFund...

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Emergency Grants
Jul 23 2020

Maryland Nonprofit Recovery Initiative (NORI) Now Open!

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is administering up to $40 million of the Governor’s $50 million Nonprofit Recovery Initiative (NORI). The remaining nonprofit funding will be administered by the Maryland Department of Commerce. Of the $40 million being administered by DHCD, up to $30 million will be for nonprofits whose mission and work is focused on the economic development and economic recovery of Maryland communities as well as those nonprofits that focus on the health and human services and housing of underserved Maryland populations. Applicants from heritage organizations...

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Jul 22 2020

Paycheck Protection Program – Extended Deadline and Webinar

Did you know? The Paycheck Protection Program has resumed accepting applications. Most small businesses and nonprofits are eligible to apply. The new deadline for a Paycheck Protection Program loan is August 8, 2020. Today! PPP Application Webinar Need help with your PPP application? Join the free PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Step-by-Step Live NFIB Webinar on Wednesday, July 22 at 12:00 pm. NFIB’s PPP experts will walk you through a live line-by-line demonstration on filling out the PPP loan forgiveness application followed by Q&A. The webinar will cover how to fill out Form 3508EZ, how...

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Jul 21 2020

Deadline This Friday! Small Business Customer & Employee Protection Grant

For any of our partners still in need of funding for PPE or other equipment or services to help your organization pivot from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Anne Arundel Small Business Customer and Employee Protection (CEP) Grant Program application deadline is this Friday, July 24. Nonprofits are eligible to apply. Since the program’s launch on June 3 through July 16, AAEDC has awarded about $4.4 million to 706 businesses. About the CEP Grant Program The Small Business Customer & Employee Protection Grant Program (CEP) aims to help Anne Arundel County small businesses...

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Upcoming Events
Jul 20 2020

Can’t Miss Events This Week!

With sites beginning to open again to the public, there are new opportunities for you to get to know our local heritage partners. Here are some taking place in the Four Rivers Heritage Area this week, both in-person and online.  Click the event title for links to each event's page. Virtual Workshop: Land Conservation 101 for Landowners Date: Thursday, July 23 Time: 2:00 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Scenic Rivers Land Trust Have you thought about conserving your land, but aren’t quite sure what that entails? Anne Arundel County landowners are invited to...

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