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Six New Mini-Grants Awarded to Organizations in Annapolis and Southern Anne Arundel County

Mar 08 2016

Six New Mini-Grants Awarded to Organizations in Annapolis and Southern Anne Arundel County

Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County announces six new mini-grant awards to local heritage-related nonprofit organizations as part of our spring FY16 mini-grant opportunity.

The grants awarded this spring totaled $12,447 for projects totaling more than $42,000. This brings the FY16 total funds awarded to mini-grant projects to $29,657, for projects totaling more than $193,000.

This matching mini-grants program, made possible for the twelfth year through financial support from the City of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, and the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, leverages other funding to assist local heritage related non-profit organizations to create new programs, activities, and events that build upon heritage-based interpretive themes, foster collaborative partnerships, and enhance local cultural historic resources and heritage tourism. Organizations and projects approved for Spring FY2016 Mini-grant awards are:

  • Charles Carroll House of Annapolis, Inc., for a comprehensive marketing program resulting in new brochures, rack cards and website updates
  • City of Annapolis, for a lecture and planning session included in “Preservation 50: Strengthening the Local Economy through Historic Preservation,” a series of events showcasing the value of historic preservation
  • Lost Towns project, for “Hands-On Archaeology Workshops”
  • Maryland Federation of Art, for promotional materials for “Art in Historic Areas,” a series of art programs
  • West/Rhode Riverkeeper, Inc., for support for “Ride for the Rivers 2016”
  • Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center, for outreach materials for the Bates Legacy Educational Community Project

Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County, one of Maryland’s 13 certified heritage areas, is a partnership among the State of Maryland, Anne Arundel County, the City of Annapolis, the town of Highland Beach, and local historic sites, heritage organizations, and heritage-related businesses, to encourage economic vitality through historic preservation and heritage tourism. For more information, please contact Executive Director Carol Benson at the Four Rivers office at 410-222-1805, or by sending an e-mail to heritage_area@aacounty.org, or visit our website at www.fourriversheritage.org.