Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area announces MHAA Project Grants

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The Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area (HCWHA), a certified heritage area encompassing parts of Carroll, Frederick and Washington counties, announces a grantopportunity for FY16 projects through the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA).

MHAA offers nonprofit organizations and government entities grants of up to $50,000 for non-capital projects (including planning, interpretation, and programming) and up to $100,000 for capital projects (including acquisition, pre-development, development, rehabilitation, and restoration) within the boundaries of the Heritage Area.

HCWHA will host three workshops for prospective applicants in January:

  • Frederick County: Thursday, January 8 at 9:30 AM – Winchester Hall, 12 E. Church Street, Frederick in the second floor meeting room. Local contact: Denis Superczynski, Principal Planner, Frederick Co. Community Dev. Division, dsuperczynski(at)frederickcountyMD(dot)gov or 301.600.1142.
  • Carroll County: Friday, January 9 at 9:30 AM – Carroll County Office Building, 225 North Center Street, Westminster in Room 105. Local contact: Andrea Gerhard, Comprehensive Planner, Carroll County Bureau of Comprehensive Planning, agerhard(at)ccg(dot)carr(dot)org or 410.386.2145.
  • Washington County: Tuesday, January 13 at 10:00 AM – Rural Heritage Museum, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro. Local contact: Rachel Nichols, Washington County Heritage Area Assistant, rbknichols(at)gmail(dot)com or 240.308.1740.

At each workshop, we will review eligibility, the application process, and tips for creating a competitive application. Consider bringing your laptop if you would like to log onto the online application portal. Please RSVP to agelles(at)fredco-md(dot)net. Attendance is encouraged but not required. Additional regional workshops and webinars will be offered through MHAA.

The entire grant application process is online at mht.maryland.gov/grants.shtml. The intent to apply form is due on January 30. Applicants are encouraged to submit drafts to their local grant contacts and HCWHA staff by February 10 in order to make revisions to the application due on February 27.

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