The Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area’s Mini Grant Program is now accepting applications. The mini-grant program is a one to one cash or in-kind matching grant for up to $2,000.00 designed to provide funding for non-capital projects including innovative exhibits, tours, events, planning and projects which build upon interpretive themes identified in the Heritage Area’s Management Plan. These include: Transportation, Man and Nature, Historic Recreation, and Cultural Uniqueness.
“We are pleased to once again offer the mini-grant program to the local community”, said Kim Folk, Heritage Area & Groups Director. “These projects will help foster heritage tourism and boost awareness for our residents.”
Projects should seek to attract cultural and heritage tourists to the region. Non-profit organizations and local jurisdictions are eligible. Individuals and businesses with proposals fitting the guidelines may apply in partnership with non-profit organizations. Applications and guidelines are available online at www.garrettheritage.com. The deadline to apply is September 30, 2020 by 4:00pm.
An online informational meeting will be held via Zoom for anyone interested in learning more about the program on Thursday, August 6, 3:00-4:00 p.m. You must register to receive a link for the meeting. Register at https://bit.ly/3fNBbmA or contact Kim Folk, firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-387-5238 for more information or to find out how your project fits the criteria.
The Mini-Grant Program is funded in part by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.