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The Four Rivers Heritage Area holds an extraordinary array of historic, cultural, and natural resources. Come visit a unique place where heritage is protected and shared, and where the traditions of the land and the water continue to shape our lives.

Stroll the historic streets and visit the heritage sites of Annapolis, Maryland’s capital city on the Chesapeake, where colonial era buildings are still in use, where the U.S. Naval Academy continues to train young officers, and sailing is a major pastime.

Step into the past at Historic London Town & Gardens, a colonial tobacco port being reconstructed using traditional building methods. Enjoy a leisurely drive through “South County”, with its historic churches, enduring horse farms, seasoned tobacco barns, and small maritime villages.



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Four Rivers Announces FY15 Mini-Grant Opportunity

Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County announces guidelines and criteria for the FY2015 Mini-Grants Program. Made possible for the twelfth year through financial support from Anne Arundel County, the City of Annapolis and the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, Four Rivers’ mini-grants assist local heritage-related non-profit organizations in developing new heritage and preservation-related programs, activities, products, and events.

Four Rivers’ matching mini-grants program is designed to assist heritage-related sites and organizations, as well as municipalities, within our borders to develop new and innovative programs, partnerships, exhibits, tours, events, and other initiatives that are consistent with the regional themes and activities suggested in our state, county and city approved Management Plan (available at  www.fourriversheritage.org), and the priorities included in our Five-Year Action Plan for FY2013-2018. We encourage mini-grant proposals that include collaborative partnerships and enhance preservation, the stewardship of natural resources, and heritage tourism.

To read examples of eligible projects and other details of the program, and to download the Guidelines and Application, visit our Mini-Grants page: http://fourriversheritage.org/grants/mini-grants/.

Non-profits and municipalities within the borders of Four Rivers are eligible to apply.

Maximum grant award is $2,500.
Requested grant amount must be fully matched; at least 75% of the match must be in cash and not from state funds; up to 25% may be in-kind.

DEADLINE: Friday, October 10, 2014, at COB.

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the heritage area Executive Director, Carol Benson, at 410-222-1805, to discuss potential grant projects at least two weeks prior to application deadline and before they complete the application.

Note: Mini-grants are reimbursable: this means that grantee pays for all expenses and is reimbursed by remittal of mini-grant award check after completion of project. Questions? please call the office at 410-222-1805.