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Jul 14 2022

Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area joins the Hogan Administration in announcing 8 new grants totaling $301,273 to local Annapolis and Anne Arundel County non-profit organizations by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA). The 8 local grants are among 107 matching grants totaling $5.1 million awarded to Maryland nonprofits, local jurisdictions, and other heritage tourism organizations. These grant funds support heritage tourism projects and activities that draw visitors and expand economic development and tourism-related job creation throughout Maryland. “Heritage tourism is an economic development tool that creates jobs and brings visitors to the state while...

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May 06 2022

The Assistant Administrator of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA), Andrew Arivzu, has notified Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area that an eleventh grant has been awarded in our heritage area in FY2022. Reserve List funding in the amount of $40,000 has been awarded to Annapolis Maritime Museum for its project, "Outdoor Exhibits: An Extension of 'Our Changing Waterfront'." This brings the total of MHAA support to the heritage area to $454 ,039 for FY2022. Congratulations to the Annapolis Maritime Museum for receiving this significant support for its ongoing efforts to add new...

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Nov 05 2021

Four Rivers Heritage Area is pleased to announce nine new Mini-Grant awards to local heritage-related nonprofit organizations as part of our FY22 Mini-Grant opportunity. The grants awarded this fall totaled $28,000 for overall projects of $264,964. This matching Mini-Grants program, made possible through a Block Grant from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, augmented this year by an anonymous donor, leverages other funding to assist local heritage related non-profit organizations to create new programs, products, activities, and events that build upon heritage-based interpretive themes, foster collaborative partnerships, and enhance local cultural historic...

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Jul 12 2021

Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County joins the Hogan Administration in announcing 10 new grants totaling $414,039 to local Annapolis and Anne Arundel County non-profit organizations by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA). The 10 local grants are among 116 matching grants totaling $5.03 million awarded to Maryland nonprofits, local jurisdictions, and other heritage tourism organizations. These grant funds support heritage tourism projects and activities that draw visitors and expand economic development and tourism-related job creation throughout Maryland. “Heritage tourism fosters economic development and job...

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Nov 04 2020

Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County announces nine new mini-grant awards to local heritage-related nonprofit organizations as part of our FY21 mini-grant opportunity.      The grants awarded this fall totaled $27,420 for overall projects of $85,558. This matching mini-grants program, made possible through financial support from the City of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, and the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, leverages other funding to assist local heritage related non-profit organizations to create new programs, activities, and events that build upon heritage-based interpretive themes, foster collaborative...

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Jul 14 2020

The Hogan administration recently announced that 114 matching grants totaling $5.1 million were awarded to Maryland nonprofits, local jurisdictions, and other heritage tourism organizations by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA). These FY21 funds support heritage tourism projects and activities that draw visitors and expand economic development and tourism-related job creation throughout Maryland. Organizations receiving awards include museums, parks, educational organizations, and other entities that steward and celebrate the unique cultural and natural resources located within Maryland’s Heritage Areas. Grantees in the Four Rivers Heritage Area include: Capital Grant to Annapolis Maritime...

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May 20 2020

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) recognizes the challenges facing museums and libraries at this time, including the adaptations and adjustments that will be necessary to rebuild staffing, reopen facilities, and address the needs of communities affected by the impact of a global crisis. The goal of this grant program is to support the role of museums and libraries in responding to the coronavirus pandemic in ways that meet the immediate and future COVID-19 needs of the communities and audiences they serve. Program Description The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security...

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May 18 2020

The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) has awarded its first round of 59 matching grants totaling $600,440 to heritage tourism nonprofits across Maryland’s 13 Certified Heritage Areas. A total of $50,000 in Emergency Grant funds was awarded to organizations in the Four Rivers Heritage Area. The grant funds support emergency operating costs that will help keep these nonprofit organizations afloat, as the COVID-19 public health crisis and the associated economic ramifications continue. According to Jennifer Ruffner, MHAA Administrator, "This was one of the hardest grant review processes that we have ever participated in,...

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