The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) is pleased to announce that MHAA is now seeking applications for its FY 2022 grants cycle.
Do you have a heritage tourism related project in mind for your organization? Perhaps you are planning to restore a historic building, create a new museum exhibit, build a visitor center, develop a walking tour mobile application, or undertake some other project that showcases Maryland’s unique historical, cultural, or natural resources. Will the project take place in a certified heritage area, including the Four Rivers Heritage Area? A Maryland Heritage Areas project grant may be the funding source for you!
Webinars and Virtual “Office Hours”
Learn more about the opportunity by attending a live webinar, watching a recording of a webinar, or calling into MHAA staff’s virtual “office hours” to talk with us about your project! View the full schedule of offerings. The first webinar will be streamed live on December 15 at 2 pm and a recording of this webinar will be available for you to view at your convenience any time after the livestream.
MHAA Grant Program Basics
MHAA provides dollar-for-dollar matching grants for capital and non-capital projects located within Maryland’s 13 certified heritage areas. Non-profit organizations, local jurisdictions, state agencies, and federal agencies are all eligible to apply.
Non-capital MHAA grants are awarded for up to $50,000 per project, while capital MHAA grants are awarded for up to $100,000 per project. Projects seeking less than $5,000 in grant funding are not eligible for MHAA project grants. MHAA requires that both capital and non-capital projects support heritage tourism related activities or infrastructure.
New Match Policy
Applicants may propose any combination of cash and in-kind match. This means a project might be matched entirely by volunteer time spent on the project, if that makes sense for the application budget. Read more about this and the entire application process in MHAA’s FY 2022 Guidelines.
Intent to Apply
The first step in the application process is to submit a simple online questionnaire called an “Intent to Apply” form. This form is due no later than 11:59 pm on January 29, 2021.
If you have plans to write an application in the Four Rivers Heritage Area, or any questions about developing your project, please send an email to [email protected] to schedule a call with Executive Director Carol Benson at your convenience. Thank you!