The mission of ALTSCHA/Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area is to advance, support and promote the natural, historic and cultural resources of the region. As part of our mission we manage grant programs that support our local partners. Please see our management plan, five-year plan, and additional resources here for specifics. (This Five-Year Plan is still in effect, with the Annual Plans updating it each year, until MHAA approves a superseding Plan).
New for FY2023 Grants! Please see the Updated Priorities Document below.
To go further, after reading our three primary goals (summarized below — Annual Plan), keep in mind how your project fits into our Goals and Objectives. If you are creating new heritage tourism brochures, websites, exhibits, or other projects that in our field are called “heritage tourism products,” for example, you are part of Goal 1 and Goal 2 (primarily Goal 2). You can refer to specific Objectives in this Annual Plan to add detail to your answer. Grant reviewers are interested in whether you have used the documents on this page to understand our process.
To fit your project even more clearly into our Goals and Objectives, a thorough answer will refer to the Interpretive Themes in our Management Plan, Chapter 3, “Interpretive Framework” (see below). This chapter can be downloaded as a PDF by clicking that chapter title below (and PDFs can be searched quite easily!). To download a summary of the Interpretive Themes, click here: https://chesapeakecrossroads.org/interpretive-themes-in-the-four-rivers-heritage-area-management-plan/