Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) and Baltimore National Heritage Area
Grants starting at $5,000 to Baltimore, Maryland nonprofit organizations, local jurisdictions, and government agencies for projects that support local heritage tourism resources, experiences, and infrastructure. An LOI and pre-proposal conference attendance are required before submitting a full application.
Priority will be given to activities that address the specific goals and objectives identified in the approved Certified Heritage Area Management Plan, or in subsequent planning documents created by the Certified Heritage Area, such as a Five-Year Plan or Annual Work Plan.
Funding is designed to assist and encourage the preservation of historical, archeological, natural, and cultural resources and support economic development within certified Baltimore heritage areas.
The Authority funds non-capital projects that support and create heritage tourism resources and experiences within the 13 Certified Heritage Areas. Non-capital projects often fall into the broad categories of planning, interpretation, programming, digital resources, and research.
Capital projects/Targeted Investment Projects:
MHAA funds capital projects that support and create heritage tourism infrastructure within the 13 Certified Heritage Areas. Broadly, types of capital projects funded include acquisition, development (construction), rehabilitation, and restoration of real properties. MHAA also funds
pre-development planning for capital projects as part of the MHAA Capital Grants program.
For more information on program requirements, see the Guidelines document: https://mht.maryland.gov/documents/PDF/grants/Grants_MHAA_Guidelines.pdf#page=4
All capital projects must meet the Targeted Investment Project criteria. For more information on this see: https://mht.maryland.gov/documents/PDF/grants/Grants_MHAA_Guidelines.pdf#page=11
GrantWatch ID#: 185113
The minimum grant request is $5,000, and the maximum request is $50,000 for non-capital grant projects.
The minimum grant request is $5,000, and the maximum request is 100,000 for capital grant projects.
If awarded, the grant period begins July 11, 2019, and project-related work can begin.
Generally, grants will be made as one-time awards, not for ongoing projects or activities that require a multi-year grant commitment. Grants can be awarded to multiple phases of a larger project, however.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To start a new MHAA Intent to Apply form: https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_1777?SA=SNA&FID=35123
For Baltimore National Heritage Area contact:
Ms. Danielle Walter Davis, Grants Manager
For guidelines related information:
Jennifer Ruffner, Administrator
For workshop and webinar information:
Ennis Barbery Smith, Assistant Administrator
Maryland Relay for Persons with Speech or Hearing Disabilities (TTY/HCO):
Maryland Heritage Areas Authority
Maryland Historical Trust
100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD 21032
USA: Maryland: Baltimore