Foundation / Corporation
Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area
10/16/20 5:00 PM
Grants of up to $3,000 and grants of up to $5,000 to Maryland nonprofits and agencies to implement historical tourism projects in eligible counties. For the current round of funding, organizations may request operating support to cope with the COVID-19 crisis. Funding is intended to support innovative events, tours, exhibits, and programs, and to improve existing tourism products. Projects must take place within the borders of the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area (portions of Carroll, Frederick and Washington Counties).
Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area Mini-Grants fund heritage tourism projects conducted within the boundaries of the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area. Mini-grants assist heritage sites, non-profit organizations and government units within the area to develop new and innovative programs. Grant funded projects should further the goals stated in the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area Management Plan (http://www.heartofthecivilwar.org/stakeholders/management-plan) and the Five-Year Action Plan (https://www.heartofthecivilwar.org/stakeholders/action-plan).
Mini-grants fund non-capital projects. This grant round, the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area has also been authorized to apply mini-grant funds to support heritage tourism entities struggling with operating expenses as a result of COVID-19. Those mini-grants for operating support are available to heritage tourism nonprofits.
Mini-grants can go towards a wide variety of projects that enhance the visitor experience in the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area. These include developing and implementing heritage tours, maps and interpretive brochures, public programs and activities, exhibits, events, websites and apps, marketing, and educational seminars and conferences that encourage or enhance preservation, revitalization, and interpretation of the area’s heritage resources.
Interpretive signs—which explain the history and significance of a site—are suitable for mini-grant funding. All interpretive signage must adhere to NPS or Civil War Trails standards for design.
GrantWatch ID#: 175010
This year only, the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area will be offering operating support mini-grants (available to nonprofits only) ranging from $500 to $3,000.
Non-capital project mini-grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 will also be available.
The standard grant period runs for one year, from January to January.
Projects must be completed within one year of grant approval, including submission of the final report. Failure to begin a project within one year of the grant agreement may result in cancellation of the mini-grant award. Projects that require more than one year for implementation may be considered as exceptions to the rule, but the project schedule in the grant proposal must make clear the anticipated project schedule.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://www.heartofthecivilwar.org/en_us/mini-grant-application
For questions, contact:
Emily Huebner, Assistant Director
Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area
151 S. East Street
Frederick, MD 21701
info@heartof the civilwar.org
For a map of the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area, see http://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?url=http%3A%2F%2Fgeodata.md.gov%2Fimap%2Frest%2Fservices%2FBusinessEconomy%2FMD_IncentiveZones%2FMapServer%2F10&panel=gallery&suggestField=true
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