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FY2013 Grant Information

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Date: January 19, 2012

The Baltimore National Heritage Area is now seeking applications for two grant programs:
• the Baltimore Heritage Area Association, Inc. Small Cap Grant Fund, and
• the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority FY2013 Heritage Area Grant Fund.

Baltimore Heritage Area Association, Inc. Small Cap Grant Fund
The Baltimore Heritage Area Association, Inc. (BHAA) Small Cap Grant Program is a source of funding designed to provide small but strategic investments in cultural heritage tourism capital projects within the heritage area. Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations in good standing with the State of Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation and with the legal capacity and authority to incur obligations involved under the grant program. Grants may not exceed $15,000. All grants must be matched in cash in an amount at least equal to the grant.

BHAA Small Cap Grant applications are due FEBRUARY 24, 2012.

Additional information and the application are available for download.

Maryland Heritage Areas Authority FY2013 Heritage Area Grant Fund
The Baltimore National Heritage Area is now seeking matching grant applications for projects that enhance heritage tourism, museum programming, stewardship, and community heritage activities within the heritage area's boundaries. Nonprofit groups and governmental agencies may compete for up to $100,000 in statewide grants administered by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA).
 
Applicants for the grants must be located in the state-certified portion of the Baltimore National Heritage Area. Project applications are first reviewed and ranked by the Baltimore Heritage Area Association (BHAA) advisory committee prior to being forwarded to MHAA. Successful applicants can expect funds to be available in late 2012 to early 2013; matching funds may be spent after grants are awarded in July 2012.
Project requirements include grantees providing a match of at least 100 percent. A minimum of 75 percent of the match must be in cash; the remainder may be in donated services and products or volunteer labor. Non-capital grants of up to $50,000 are available for planning, design, interpretation, and programming. Capital grants of up to $100,000 are available for projects or activities within designated Heritage Area Target Investment Zones for acquisition of real property, development, rehabilitation, restoration, and pre-development project costs such as the preparation of specifications, architectural designs, or engineering.
 
All applicants are strongly advised to discuss grant ideas with BNHA Executive Director Jeffrey Buchheit. He may be contacted for a consultation appointment at 410-878-6411 or at jbuchheit@baltimoreheritagearea.org.

IMPORTANT APPLICATION MILESTONES: [listed in bullets]
•All Baltimore applicants are required to attend the Baltimore grants workshop sponsored by MHAA and Mt. Clare Museum House on Friday, January 20, 2012. (See below for workshop details.)
•An Intent to Apply form must be postmarked or emailed by Friday, January 27, 2012 to qualify for technical grant assistance.
•Completed applications must be postmarked by February 24, 2012. Grant guidelines and application forms can be found at the Maryland Historical Trust website.

MHAA Grant Workshop
Are you located in the Baltimore National Heritage Area? Are you interested in learning more about grants that are available for capital, non-capital and programming projects relating to the preservation of historical, archeological, natural and cultural resources and heritage tourism? An upcoming grant workshop, offered by the Maryland Heritage Areas Program, is an opportunity to learn more about the FY2013 grant program and the revised grant application forms and review criteria. You will also have the chance to ask any questions you may have about the program.
 
All are welcome to attend. Please register no later than January 19, 2012.
 
Friday, January 20, 2012, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Mount Clare Museum House Stable, 1500 Washington Blvd., Baltimore Co-sponsored by the Baltimore National Heritage Area, Mount Clare Museum House and the B&O Railroad Museum.
 
For questions about the workshop contact Jennifer Ruffner at 410-514-7612.

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