Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area (HCCHA)
Grants of up to $500 and grants of up to $5,000 to Maryland nonprofit organizations, museums, and municipalities for tourism-related projects and events in eligible locations. Funding is intended to support projects and professional development activities that preserve and promote local culture, history, and natural resources or enhance the local economy in Dorchester County.
Mini-Grants help fund projects that enrich heritage resources and/or events in the Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area. Projects must be heritage-tourism related. Only non-capital projects are eligible for funding.
Samples of projects include, but are not limited to:
Goals of the Heritage Area:
Project must be consistent with the mission and goals of the Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area as shown in the Five-Year Action Plan (see Supporting Documents below). Preference will be given to new and innovative projects, rather than to continuing existing programming.
GrantWatch ID#: 185119
Award Amounts: Between $500 and $5,000 for projects or between $50 and $500 for professional development.
No grant will be made for more than 50 percent of the total project cost.
No projects or events will be funded retroactively. All events must occur after date of grant award.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To apply online: https://visitdorchester.org/mini-grant-application-form/
Contact Holly Gilpin at 410-228-1000 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss projects in advance of completing an application or for any questions.
Address: Holly Gilpin, Director
Dorchester County Tourism
2 Rose Hill Place, Cambridge, MD 21613
USA: Maryland: Dorchester County
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