Jan 05 2021
The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) has announced that it is now seeking applications for its FY 2022 grants cycle.
The next MHAA Live Webinar for Grant Applicants is this Thursday, January 7 at 10:00 am.
There is a recorded webinar available to watch, click here to view it. The information shared does not change in the webinars, but you might want the chance to ask questions in a live webinar. This year, the MHAA staff is holding “Office Hours” to answer grant questions, find the hours here.
For first-time applicants, here is an overview: MHAA provides dollar-for-dollar matching grants for capital and non-capital projects located within Maryland’s 13 certified heritage areas. Non-profit organizations, local jurisdictions, state agencies, and federal agencies are all eligible to apply. To reiterate, the project must take place in a certified local heritage area; please talk with your heritage area Director to clarify this if you are unsure. Non-capital MHAA grants are awarded for up to $50,000 per project, while Capital MHAA grants are awarded for up to $100,000 per project. These grants must be matched dollar-for-dollar. Projects seeking less than $5,000 in grant funding are not eligible for MHAA project grants. MHAA requires that both capital and non-capital projects support heritage tourism-related activities or infrastructure. Resources to assist applicants, such as sample applications and project guidelines, are found on this site: https://mht.maryland.gov/
An online “Intent to Apply” form is due no later than 11:59 pm on January 29, 2021. Completing this form will allow you to access the online application. Full applications are due online on March 1, 2021 in this heritage area (deadlines for the full applications are set by each of the 13 heritage areas for their applicants.) Grant awards will be announced in July of 2021.
If you are planning an application in the Four Rivers Heritage Area, please send an e-mail to [email protected] to schedule a phone call or Zoom meeting with our Director, Carol Benson. Thank you!