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Nov 12 2020

The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County (CFAAC), utilizing federal COVID-19 Relief CARES Act Funding from Anne Arundel County, is administering the Community Crisis Response Fund grant program to provide financial assistance to eligible Anne Arundel County 501c3 nonprofit organizations that sustained a loss of income/revenue and/or an increase of expenses due to COVID-19 impacts on their operations and communities. CFAAC will award grants of up to $10,000 on a rolling basis to 501c3 nonprofits who fit the criteria and who demonstrate need in order to ensure the health of their...

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Nov 11 2020

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is administering funding for the Governor’s Maryland Strong Economic Recovery Initiative (MD-SERI). These funds will support the state’s nonprofit tourism organizations, entertainment venues and businesses across Maryland​. The following opportunities may be relevant for some of our heritage partners: Tourism Nonprofits (Open for Applications) DHCD’S MD-SERI Tourism Nonprofits will allocate funds to the state’s nonprofit tourism producing organizations, such as museums, cultural attractions, zoos, aquariums whose mission and work substantially contributes to the economic development and now economic recovery of Maryland communities through visitor driven...

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Oct 28 2020

Are you considering applying for a Historic Preservation Capital Grant for your historic preservation project? Attend a webinar to learn about the application process, conveying an easement, and more! The Maryland Historical Trust is hosting six webinars in November and January for prospective applicants for the Historic Preservation Capital Grant Program. This competitive funding program provides grants for construction projects on buildings or structures listed on or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Webinars are free, but you must register. Click on the webinar's title to access its registration page. Historic...

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Oct 27 2020

Anne Arundel County Partners with Arts Council to Provide $1 million for Artists and Arts Organizations! Grants will be broken down in two categories: Independent Artists, and Arts Nonprofits or Businesses that solely employ artists or performers.  Our heritage partners may be particularly interested in learning more about the Grants for Arts Organizations as outlined below. Arts Organization Application Guidelines The arts are an important economic driver within Anne Arundel County, one that has been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Because artists are not categorized as essential employees, both individual artists and...

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Oct 23 2020

The Pathways Grant Program provides support for capacity-building projects at historical organizations throughout the state of Maryland. The goal is to build the long-term resiliency and efficacy of museums, historic sites, and other organizations that make up Maryland’s heritage community. Up to a dozen grant awards, valued between $10,000 and $20,000, will be distributed beginning in May 2021. Eligibility Eligible applicants will steward and interpret locally based, historically significant sites and landscapes; museum and library collections; and/or educational assets as a core part of their mission activities. Eligible applicants will be incorporated,...

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Oct 22 2020

Museums can apply for six grant programs regularly offered by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Click the grant title for more information, including grant award amounts. Applications for all six programs are due November 16: Museums for America The Museums for America program supports projects that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public. Inspire! Grants for Small Museums Inspire! Grants for Small Museums is a special initiative of the Museums for America program. It is designed to help small museums implement projects that address priorities identified in their...

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Sep 29 2020

On September 22, there was an online panel discussion entitled, "Race, Unrest, and the Role of Heritage Areas and the Museum Field," organized by the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area, in partnership with the Coalition of Heritage Areas and the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority. If you missed the panel discussion and wish to view it, you can view the recording on the Maryland Milestones/ATHA YouTube page here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0lo0SpUDwQ&t=16s The panel discussion was planned as a follow-up to an important webinar/discussion that took place during the American Alliance of Museums annual...

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Sep 23 2020

On September 23, 2020, Four Rivers held its FY2021 Mini-Grant Workshop online via Zoom. View the recording here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=nA_3KFEl2F8 -- The recording is 46 minutes long. View the PowerPoint Slides here: MIni-Grant Workshop FY2021 (Fall 2020) Visit our Mini-Grants page to download the Application and Guidelines. Applicants who did not attend the zoom session must watch the video recording, thanks -- and best of luck!...

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Sep 09 2020

Our colleague, Ennis Barbery Smith, has shared this recent article she published on the MHT Blog: At its July 2020 meeting, the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) made a substantial change to matching fund requirements, eliminating the longstanding 75% cash match requirement for all MHAA grants. Instead, MHAA will accept any combination of cash and in-kind match to fulfill the one-to-one matching requirement going forward. This change means that organizations are permitted to match MHAA grants with primarily volunteer time and donated services and materials, if that form of match makes sense for the proposed project. Importantly, MHAA staff and the local heritage areas hope that this change will...

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Sep 02 2020

Museums across the United States have a few opportunities in the coming months to apply for grants from the nation’s primary source of federal museum funding. The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is now accepting applications for the following grant programs (click on the grant name for more information): Museums for America Grant Amount: $5,000–$250,000 Program Overview: The Museums for America program supports projects that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public. Inspire! Grants for Small Museums Grant Amount: $5,000–$50,000 Program Overview: Inspire! Grants for Small Museums is a special initiative...

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