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.
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.
Important MCHC Pathways Dates
October 2, 2020 – FY2021 guidelines and materials published
November 13, 2020 – Letters of Intent (LOIs) due
December 11, 2020 – Full application due
February 2021 – Award announcements made
May 2021 – Two-year grant period begins
What does “capacity-building” mean for my organization? How will applications be ranked and scored? As the deadline for letters of intent approaches, David Belew, MCHC’s Director of Grants & Government Affairs, will be answering these questions and more during two applicant workshops, geared to help you learn more about the application process. One of the workshops will be made available as a recording for those unable to attend. Participation is strongly encouraged for those interested in applying.
Applicant Workshop #1 – Wednesday, October 28, 12-1 PM
Applicant Workshop #2 – Wednesday, November 11, 12-1 PM
Have a Question? Email [email protected].