The Pathways Grant Program provides support for 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. This grant program is administered by Maryland Center for History and Culture.
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, non-profit organizations in good standing with the State of Maryland and in operation for a minimum of two years in the State of Maryland; have an annual operating budget below $2 million; and public funding will constitute less than 50% of their annual operating budget.
Applicants are encouraged to partner with other organizations on project proposals. While typical fiscal sponsorships wherein a formal non-profit organization takes on grant receipt and administration obligations for non-eligible organizations are not permitted, established history non-profits may partner with and allocate grant funds to non-traditional partners such as faith-based groups or social service organizations. In this case, one applicant history or cultural organization will serve as the primary project lead and administrator, but all organizations included in the grant project’s proposed scope of work must submit letters of support that demonstrate legal authority and capacity to commit to the project.
Letters of Intent (LOIs) are due November 13, 2020. Full applications are due December 11, 2020.