Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area Announces Rolling Cycle FY2019 Mini-Grant Program

The Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area’s Mini Grant Program is now accepting applications on a rolling cycle. The mini-grant program is a dollar-for-dollar matching grant, 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. The themes include: Transportation, Man and Nature, Historic Recreation, and Cultural Uniqueness.

“The rolling grant deadline offers a bit of flexibility for heritage projects that can be completed by May 2019”, said Jen Durben, Heritage Area & Groups Director. “Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a first come, first serve basis until our grant cap has been met.”

Projects should be located within the Heritage Area boundaries and 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

Contact Jen Durben at 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.