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Resources for Planning for the Semiquincentennial — America 250

Is your organization planning for America's 250th, but you don't know where to turn for resources, or funding? We think the most useful list out there is developed by the Maryland Museums Association! Visit the MMA's dedicated page for "Resources" -- the first category on the list is Semiquincentennial. There is an extensive list there of planning resources and information -- and below that there is a useful list of funding sources as well! Here at CCHA, we plan to add more local sources of information on Annapolis and Anne...

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Webinar on Climate Resiliency in the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area – Recording and Resources

Our most sincere thanks to Anastasia (Stacy) Poulos for today's outstanding presentation for our webinar, "Climate Resiliency in the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area." Here is the link to the recording: https://youtu.be/5gPWv__gGVo (76 minutes). Download the PDF of the Powerpoint slides: https://chesapeakecrossroads.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/CCHA-Climate-Change-Webinar-Jan-2024-1.pdf. Here are additional resources: ´FEDERAL ´The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation & Guidelines on Flood Adaptation for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings ´National Center for Preservation Technology & Training ´U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit ´STATE ´MHT’s Climate Change Planning and Adaptation for Historic Properties and Cultural Sites ´Flood Mitigation Guide: Maryland’s Historic Buildings ´DNR’s CoastSmart Resource Center ´Maryland Commission on Climate Change ´COUNTY ´Anne Arundel County’s Sea Level Rise Page ´Resilience Authority...

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Just Announced for Annapolis Small Businesses and Nonprofits: Emergency Funding for Recovery from January 9 Flooding

Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC) has announced: Following the State of Emergency declaration made by the City of Annapolis on January 12, 2024, AAEDC’s VOLT program has been allocated funds from the Maryland Small, Minority and Women-Owned Business Account to assist businesses and non-profits impacted by the flooding event on January 9 and 10, 2024. AAEDC will accept applications for grants to help non-profits and small, minority-owned, woman-owned, and Veteran-owned businesses recover from the damage and pause in operations sustained from the flooding. The funding comes from the State’s bipartisan...

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Now Open! Arts & Culture Capital Grants from the Maryland State Arts Council

Applications are now open for the Maryland State Arts Council's Arts Capital Grants. The Arts Capital grant supports the sustainable growth, stability, and longevity of eligible organizations delivering arts and cultural education and experiences to the general public. Maryland-based nonprofit organizations delivering arts and cultural education or experiences as a core part of their mission or vision with $3 million or less in annual operating costs are welcome to apply. This grant supports capital projects and purchases of equipment that improve or produce a complete, useable and accessible arts facility, integrates...

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Looking back on an Impactful Year!

As we look back on 2023, we are appreciative of all the collaborative work we have done together! This has been a year of reflection, change, and growth, and with the support of our grantors, our volunteer committee members, our donors, colleagues and friends, the coming year looks to be even better! If you haven't already done so, head to our Support Us page to include the Chesapeake Crossoads Heritage Area in your year-end giving! Thank you for your support! ...

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Additional MHAA Grant Funding Supports Local Maritime Museum

MHAA Logo The Administrators of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) have notified Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area that a tenth grant has been awarded in our heritage area in FY2024. Emergency grant funding in the amount of $17,773 has been awarded to Annapolis Maritime Museum for the project, “Emergency Funds at the AMM,” for classroom ceiling repairs and the installation of an outdoor ADA walkway. This brings the total of state MHAA funding to the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area to $470,273 for FY2024. Congratulations to the Annapolis Maritime Museum for receiving this significant support for its...

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Announcement: MHAA FY 2025 Grant Round is Now Open!

MHAA Logo The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) FY 2025 grant materials for capital and non-capital heritage tourism projects are now live! The MHAA grant program provides targeted financial assistance to organizations sustaining and creating place-based heritage experiences within Maryland’s 13 heritage areas. Visit the Maryland Heritage Areas Program website to confirm your eligibility, review the grant guidelines, and to begin the required first step in the application process: completing the Intent to Apply form, due January 26, 2024. Full applications are due March 4, 2024.   Here at the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area, we will work with you to...

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Support the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area With Your End-Of-Year Donation!

ALT Logo Tag Vertical This holiday season, we ask you to include the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area in your year-end giving. We thank you for investing in our mission-driven efforts to protect and strengthen the natural, historic, and cultural resources of our heritage area, to nurture their discovery through educational and recreational experiences for visitors and residents, and to promote the region’s rich legacy, and we ask for your continued support via a donation before the year's end. As an example of our impact, we recently awarded twelve new Mini-Grants to local...

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Plan Ahead Now for the FY2025 MHAA Grant Opportunity

It is hard to fathom, but the FY2025 MHAA Grant Opportunity is right around the corner! Act now to firm up your project description, build a project timeline and budget, plan the sources of your match, seek support from partners, and request estimates from potential contractors. IMPORTANT: ARE YOU PLANNING "MARYLAND 250" ACTIVITIES? THIS GRANT ROUND WILL GIVE YOU SUFFICIENT TIME TO FULLY PLAN AND EXECUTE A "MARYLAND 250" PROGRAM. The dates of the grant round are: December 18: Online Grant application goes live -- this means all updated grant...

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