FAQs! MHAA Heritage Tourism Grants — And Application Pointers

Jan 26 2021

FAQs! MHAA Heritage Tourism Grants — And Application Pointers

Maryland Heritage Areas Authority FY 2022 GrantsImportant reminder! The online “Intent to Apply” form for the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) FY 2022 grants cycle is due no later than 11:59 pm on January 29, 2021. Completing this form will allow you to access the online application. Full applications are due online on March 1, 2021 for the Four Rivers Heritage Area.

To help you with your application process, MHAA has created links to the portions of the recorded webinar that address some applicant FAQs and other specific subject matter. Each link will take you to a different starting point in the webinar, so you can more easily jump around to different content depending upon your needs.


What documents should I refer to during the application process?

What are heritage areas and what is MHAA?

Who is eligible to apply for an MHAA grant?

How do I check to see if my project is in a heritage area?

What is the timeline for the application process and grant award?

What types of projects does MHAA fund? What are the minimum and maximum grant amounts? This section also includes information about the requirements that only apply to MHAA Capital grants.

What can (and cannot) be included in the grant budget? And what is the”matching” requirement for MHAA grants?

What does it mean that my project must “align with local heritage area goals”?

How will my MHAA grant application be reviewed and scored? What review criteria will be used?

Other topics

General grant-writing tips for MHAA applicants

Advice from grant reviewers

What special application requirements are there for projects located on MDDepartment of Natural Resources land?

Summary of application action items to prioritize

Completing your Intent to Apply Form online (due January 29, 2021)

Using MHAA’s online application system

Don’t forget, if you are planning an application in the Four Rivers Heritage Area, please send an e-mail to [email protected] to schedule a phone call or Zoom meeting with our Director, Carol Benson.