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Jul 15 2020

Notice of Funding Opportunity – Maryland Nonprofit Recovery Initiative

Governor Hogan is allocating $50 million to the Maryland Nonprofit Recovery Initiative (NORI) to assist nonprofit organizations whose critical operations have been financially impacted by COVID-19 and state-of-emergency. ​ The funding will be administered through four funding applications administered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) or the Maryland Department of Commerce (Commerce). Applicants will choose ONE of the FOUR application pathways as outlined below. Click on each department's name for further information. Maryland Department of Commerce Up to $8 million will be administered via Commerce to nonprofits that have already...

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Jul 14 2020

Eight Maryland Heritage Areas Authority Grants Awarded to Local Heritage Projects

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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Jul 13 2020

New Maryland State Arts Council Grants – Public Art Across Maryland Program

Maryland State Arts Council recently announced two grant opportunities as part of its Public Art Across Maryland Program. Public Art Across Maryland (PAAM) grants are community grants awarded to Maryland organizations or local governments to support the planning and/or implementation of a public art project. PAAM continues to fund New Artworks and this year launches funding to support Conservation of public art. New Artworks New Artworks provides two types of support to Maryland independent artists, non-profit organizations, and or local government: The New Artworks Planning Grant awards of up to $5,000 to support the...

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Jul 10 2020

What’s Open in the Four Rivers Heritage Area This Weekend

While we're still waiting for many of our local sites to reopen, there's still something for everyone to do this weekend in the Four Rivers Heritage Area. Below we have highlighted partners currently open to the public and ready to welcome you. Historic London Town and Gardens Historic London Town and Gardens is now almost fully open to the public. Visit anytime Wednesday - Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Explore their historic buildings including the William Brown House, the Lord Mayor's Tenement, and the Carpenter’s Shop. Or, if you feel more comfortable...

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Fall Mini Grants
Jul 09 2020

Planning Ahead for the Fall Mini-Grant Round

The next Four Rivers Mini-Grant Round (for FY2021 grants) will be announced in late August, with this year's criteria and application form, but you can plan for success by getting started NOW! Things you need to know: Eligibility (these criteria must be met): Are you applying as a non-profit organization or one of our local jurisdictions (City of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Town of Highland Beach)? Does all of the project activity or the majority of project activity take place within the boundaries of the heritage area?  Is your organization “In Good...

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Jul 08 2020

Learn About the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom

The National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom commemorates the stories of the men and women who risked everything for freedom and those who helped them. The Network to Freedom, through shared leadership with local, state, and federal entities, as well as interested individuals and organizations, offers programs and partnerships to commemorate and educate the public about the historical significance of the Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad—the resistance to enslavement through escape and flight, through the end of the Civil War—refers to the efforts of enslaved African Americans to gain their freedom...

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Jul 07 2020

Intent to Apply Deadline Upcoming for MHT’s Non-Capital Grants

Pursuing available funding for your nonprofit is more important than ever! Next Friday, July 17, is the deadline for submitting an Intent to Apply for Maryland Historical Trust's Non-Capital grant program. Please find additional information below, including a link to MHT's website with grant requirements, project eligibility, and a video workshop presentation to help guide you in the application process. FY 2021 Historic Preservation Non-Capital Grant Program Intent to Apply forms are due by 11:59 pm on July 17, 2020. The deadline for completed applications is 11:59 pm on August 28, 2020. Note: the...

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Maryland Day Unpaused
Jul 06 2020

Save the Dates for Upcoming Maryland Day: Unpaused Events

Maryland Day: Unpaused continues! Traditionally taking place over a weekend, the Maryland Day celebration in the Four Rivers Heritage Area is a unique heritage-based group of events in Annapolis and southern Anne Arundel County. Due to COVID-19, many of this year’s activities have been re-envisioned through online content and virtual experiences. With our local historic sites opening to the public, you can now Save the Date to attend these upcoming events taking place live and in-person, brought to you by some of our Maryland Day partners. Our sites are prepared to welcome you...

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Jul 02 2020

Celebrate Independence Day in the Four Rivers Heritage Area

Even though traditional 4th of July fireworks and large-scale celebrations are cancelled this year, there are other ways to celebrate Independence Day in the Four Rivers Heritage Area. The town of Galesville is still holding its annual 4th of July parade. Organized by the Galesville Heritage Society, the parade will take place this Saturday at 1:00 pm along Galesville's Main Street, beginning and ending at the intersection of Main Street and Anchor’s Way/West Benning Road. There's no better way to celebrate Independence Day than with a community rich in history. Or come...

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