Pursuing available funding for your nonprofit is more important than ever! Next Friday, July 17, is the deadline for submitting an Intent to Apply for Maryland Historical Trust’s Non-Capital grant program. Please find additional information below, including a link to MHT’s website with grant requirements, project eligibility, and a video workshop presentation to help guide you in the application process.
Intent to Apply forms are due by 11:59 pm on July 17, 2020.
The deadline for completed applications is 11:59 pm on August 28, 2020.
Note: the source of this funding is MHAA’s annual allocation in the Governor’s budget. In FY2021, funding totaling $300,000 has been distributed from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority Financing Fund to the Maryland Historical Trust to be awarded as Non-Capital Grants.
Nonprofit organizations (including state agencies) and local jurisdictions may apply for Non-Capital Grants. These grants provide support for a wide variety of research, survey, planning, and educational activities involving architectural, archaeological, or cultural resources. Eligible activities may include preservation plans, historic and cultural resource surveys, educational outreach programs, and National Register nominations.
Grant awards will be announced in the fall of 2020. The maximum grant award is $75,000.
In FY 2021, special priority will be given to:
Broad-based and comprehensive archaeological or architectural surveys (as opposed to surveys of limited or “development-defined” areas):
- The overarching goal of such projects should be to identify and document previously unknown archaeological sites and architectural resources in a systematic manner.
- Projects in areas where less survey work has been carried out, or where surveys are significantly out-of-date are particularly encouraged to apply, as well as projects that will lead to new or significantly updated historic districts in the National Register of Historic Places.
Projects designed to assess, document, or address the impacts of natural disasters, ongoing natural processes, and/or climate change on threatened resources:
- The overarching goal of such projects should be to assist State Agencies, local governments, non-profits, and others in efforts to monitor the impacts of changing environmental conditions on known archaeological sites, architectural resources or unsurveyed areas likely to be abundant in historical and cultural resources, to assess those threats, and respond appropriately.
- Priority will be given to work in areas that are poorly surveyed, that are known to have under-documented resource types, or that characterize underrepresented communities.
Projects that undertake in-depth architectural or archaeological study of a specific topic, time period, or theme:
- The overarching goal of such projects should be to develop a viable approach for focusing on a particular archaeological or architectural subject in-depth.
- Projects which explore topics that are poorly documented in MHT site files, or which develop historic contexts, will be strong contenders for grant funding.
Applications for projects that address these priorities will receive special consideration in the application ranking process.
It is highly beneficial for applicants to contact MHT staff to discuss project proposals prior to submission of an application. For assistance in developing a scope of work and budget for your proposal, please contact the MHT staff member responsible for your project discipline:
- Archaeology: Matt McKnight, 410-697-9572 or [email protected]
- Architectural Survey: Heather Barrett, 410-697-9536 or [email protected]
- All other projects: Karen Golder, 410-697-9550 or [email protected]
For further assistance in the preparation of your application, please contact Karen Golder at 410-697-9550 or [email protected]