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Nov 25 2020

Please find below several funding opportunities currently available through the National Park Service with an emphasis on historic preservation. Deadlines are coming up soon! History of Equal Rights Grant Program (HER) Application Deadline: December 15 The National Park Service (NPS) is proud to announce a new competitive civil rights grant program. The History of Equal Rights Grant Program (HER) will preserve sites related to the struggle to achieve the ideal of equal rights in America. HER Grants are funded by the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), administered by the NPS, and will fund a...

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Nov 20 2020

Which Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) or Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) grant program is the best fit for your historic preservation or heritage tourism project? Find out by watching the MHT Virtual Roadshow, coming to screen near you on Tuesday, December 8 at 10 am! During the webinar, they'll cover eligibility requirements and application process tips for all of the grant programs that the Maryland Historical Trust and the Maryland Heritage Areas Program oversee. View live on YouTube or on MHT’s Facebook page. Some grants regularly available from these organizations include: MHAA Grant Program...

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Nov 19 2020

Were you able to attend the "Annapolis Ahead" Comprehensive Virtual Update on Tuesday evening? If so, you'll know there's still time to play your part and make your voice heard in planning for the future of Annapolis. And for history and heritage practitioners, defining our place in the future of our community is critical. You can help shape the direction of this year's Comprehensive Plan by sharing your opinions on the topics of Redevelopment and Mobility through public surveys. The surveys will be available until the end of this year, 2020,...

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Nov 18 2020

It's not too soon to starting thinking about holiday decorations. We all need some extra cheer these days! Here are some of our partners who will help you achieve a festive look while supporting a good cause and shopping local. Historic Annapolis Holiday Wreath and Gift Sale - Ends Today! The Historic Annapolis 2020 Holiday Wreath and Gift Sale features hand-decorated fresh wreaths crafted by HA staff and volunteers, holiday gift sets hand-picked by Museum Store experts, and hand-painted Annapolis ornaments. Get a head start on your holiday shopping. Pre-order your favorite...

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Nov 17 2020

Preserving our region's agricultural heritage is important to the Four Rivers Heritage Area, so we're excited to share the following grant opportunity from our friends at the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation. The ArundelAg Mini Grant Program was designed to assist Anne Arundel County Farmers with expansions costs. Max award amount is $1,000. Funds must be matched by the applicant. Applications are due December 1. Awards will be announced in early January. Requirements: Anne Arundel County farm Funds must be match one-to-one. Example: for a grant request of $500, the applicant must match $500...

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Nov 16 2020

This week, our partners are offering a wide variety of events for you to choose from, both in-person and virtual, and from Annapolis to South County! Click on the event title for more information. Orlando Ridout V Memorial Lecture Date: Tuesday, November 17 Time: 7:00 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Historic Annapolis Historic Annapolis and the Maryland Historical Trust invite you to virtually attend the fourth annual Orlando Ridout V Memorial Lecture. Following an introduction by Robert C. Clark of Historic Annapolis and Marcia Miller of the Maryland Historical Trust, Thomas Reinhart, Director of...

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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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Nov 09 2020

This week, our partners are offering some virtual lectures you won't want to miss, along with opportunities for in-person tours. Sign up today! Click on the event title for more information. Webinar - American Indian Tribes of Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay Date: Tuesday, November 10 Time: 6:30-7:30 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Chesapeake Bay Foundation The Chesapeake Bay region is steeped in the history of its indigenous tribes. Considering the essential role American Indians have played in the Chesapeake Bay, the importance of understanding that history cannot be overstated. Many different tribes live...

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