• Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) Project Grants

  • *The FY22 grant round is underway. If you were not able to apply, please mark your calendar as the next grant round will begin in January 2021.

    The Maryland Heritage Areas Program provides dollar-for-dollar matching grants to nonprofit organizations and government entities for capital and non-capital projects located within a Certified Heritage Area. Grants can support projects involving historical, cultural or natural resources, sites, events or facilities. Eligible projects must have a heritage tourism component or contribute to research that will directly inform a heritage tourism product.  Full details are available in the program guidelines.  Current funding opportunities and training can be found on the MHT grants page.

    Quick Facts:

    • Capital Project grants up to $100,000 with a 1:1 match (100% cash match or in-kind match - Any combination)
    • Non-Capital Project grants up to $50,000 with a 1:1 match (100% cash match or in-kind match - Any combination)

    For more detailed information, we invite you to visit the MHAA website. Click to download the FY2021 Grant guidelines. Begin your intent to apply submission.

    Here are important dates to remember:

    • Intent to Apply deadline: 1/29/21
    • Full application deadline: 3/1/21

    For any questions regarding applying for a MHAA grant, please contact us at 301-387-4386.

    Upcoming Grant Workshops/Webinars:

    Click Here for Schedule 

  • Past Projects Photo Gallery

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      Garrett Celtic Festival - Chautauqua
    • FriendsvTour22-toned---Tim-Jacobsen-w1920.jpg
      Friendsville Interactive History Tour
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      Meadow Mountain Trail - Heritage Phase
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      Visitors Center Trailhead
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      Visitors Center Photo Display (right)
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      Visitors Center Photo Display (left)
    • CasselmanBrideBicentennial-w1920.jpg
      Casselman Bridge Bicentennial
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      Transportation Museum Murals
    • ASCI_Infrastructure_Improvements_Amphitheater_Photo_C_Sharon_2014_08_28-w1920.jpg
      ASCI Amphitheater Infrastructure
    • BarnQuilt551-w1920.jpg
      Garrett Barn Quilt Heritage Trail Expansion
  • Fall Project Grant Workshop/Webinar Recording
  • Get in touch

Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area

 15 Visitors Center Dr., McHenry, MD 21541

 301. 387.5238


  • This project has been financed in part with State Funds from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, an instrumentality of the State of Maryland.
    However, project contents or opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.

  • Photo Credits: Tim Jacobsen, Bob Carney, Marcia Warnick, Sarah Myers, Crede Calhoun, Higher Focus Studios, Garrett Historical Society, Garrett County Chamber of Commerce