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FY2014 Grant Information

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Date: January 11, 2013

The Baltimore National Heritage Area is now seeking applications for two grant programs:
• the Baltimore Heritage Area Association, Inc. (BHAA) Small Cap Grant Fund, and
• the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) FY2014 Project Grant Fund.


IMPORTANT GRANT APPLICATION MILESTONES

January 25, 2013
• Last day to submit Intent to Apply for BHAA Small Cap Grants and MHAA Project Grants (the documents may be sent electronically to jbuchheit@baltimoreheritagearea.org)
• Last day to register for the required grant workshop

February 1, 2013
• Required grant workshop held at Fort McHenry Visitor Center

March 1, 2013
• Completed grant applications for both BHAA Small Cap Grants and MHAA FY2014 Project Grants are due to the BHAA office by close of business.

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.

In order to submit an application for a BHAA Small Cap Grant, you must do the following:

• Complete an Intent to Apply and provide to the BHAA office no later than January 25, 2013.
• Attend the February 1, 2013 Grant Workshop (see information below) at the Fort McHenry Visitor Center.

All applicants are strongly advised to discuss grant ideas with BHAA Executive Director Jeffrey Buchheit. He may be contacted for a consultation appointment at 410-878-6411 or at jbuchheit@baltimoreheritagearea.org.

The Small Cap grant application are available for download

Maryland Heritage Areas Authority FY2014 Project 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. Non-profit organizations and governmental agencies may compete for 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 2013 to early 2014; matching funds may be spent after grants are awarded in July 2013.

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 the acquisition of real property, development, rehabilitation, restoration, and pre-development project costs such as the preparation of specifications, architectural designs, or engineering.
 
In order to submit an application for a Maryland Heritage Areas Authority Project Grant, you must do the following:

• Complete an Intent to Apply and provide to the BHAA office no later than January 25, 2013.
• Attend the February 1, 2013 Grant Workshop (see information below) at the Fort McHenry Visitor Center.

All applicants are strongly advised to discuss grant ideas with BHAA Executive Director Jeffrey Buchheit. He may be contacted for a consultation appointment at 410-878-6411 or at jbuchheit@baltimoreheritagearea.org.

For grant instructions and grant applications, visit:

http://mht.maryland.gov/documents/PDF/Grants_MHAA_Project_Instructions_2014.pdf
http://mht.maryland.gov/documents/Word/Grants_MHAA_Project_Application_2014.doc

Required Grant Workshop
February 1, 2013, 2 PM - 4 PM
Visitor Center Education Room, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

The grant workshop is an opportunity to learn more about the grant programs, revised grant application forms, and review criteria. You will also have the chance to ask any questions you may have about the program. Please register for the February 1 workshop no later than January 25.

To register, contact Deborah Taylor
Email:  drtaylor@baltimoreheritagearea.org
Phone:  410-878-6411 ext 5

If you are unable to attend the workshop at Fort McHenry but would like to apply for a grant, please contact BHAA Executive Director Jeffrey Buchheit prior to February 1 to make alternative arrangements.

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