About Us Grants
Grant Cycle Status
• BHAA Small Capital Grants: OPEN (letters of intent to apply due Oct. 1; applications due Oct. 25)
• MHAA Project Grants: CLOSED (next cycle opens early 2019)
• BHAA Heritage Investment Grants: CLOSED (next grant cycle opens spring 2019)
Heritage areas are seen as a key tool to leverage heritage tourism to being about economic development. Grant funding is a successful resource, and numerous institutions within the heritage area have benefited from grants from both the city and the state of Maryland. Non-profit organizations, historic sites, and other attractions located within the boundaries of the Baltimore National Heritage Area can take advantage of three distinct grant programs.
BHAA SMALL CAP GRANTS
Funded through Baltimore City voter-approved bonds, the Small Capital Grants provide funds for acquisition of property, development, preservation, and restoration. The grant award is a maximum of $15,000, but previous awards have normally ranged between $2,000 and $10,000. Grants must be matched in cash in an amount at least equal to the grant. Visit our Small Cap Grant webpage for additional details and required forms.
MHAA PROJECT GRANTS
Each year, the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority provides dollar-for-dollar matching project grants to non-profit organizations and governments for capital and non-capital projects located within certified Maryland heritage areas (which includes the Baltimore National Heritage Area). Grants can support heritage tourism-related projects involving historical, cultural, or natural resources, events, or properties. Award amounts are a maximum of $50,000 for non-capital and programming projects and a maximum of $100,000 for capital projects. Visit our MHAA Project Grant webpage for additional details and links to the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority website.
BHAA HERITAGE INVESTMENT GRANTS
This grant program will provide funds for heritage tourism projects and programming. Eligible projects include planning, interpretation, programming (seminars, lectures, performances, etc.), and operational support. The grant award is a maximum of $15,000 for projects and programs; operation support is capped at $10,000. Grants must be matched by 75% cash. Visit our Heritage Investment Grant webpage for additional details and required forms.