• Heritage Area At a Glance 

  • Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) Project Grants

  • *The FY25 grant round is underway. Deadline for Intent to Apply is January 26, 2024!!*

    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, and FY25 guidelines, we invite you to visit the MHAA website. Follow this link to  begin your intent to apply submission. 

    Here are important dates to remember: 

    • Intent to Apply deadline: 1/26/24 by 11:59pm 
    • Complete Application deadline
    • Application deadline: 3/4/24 by 11:59pm 

    For any questions regarding applying for a MHAA grant, please contact Amber at 301-387-5238.

    Upcoming Grant Workshops/Webinars: 

    Virtual Webinar (recorded)  

    Monday, December 18 from 1 PM to 3 PM 

    Streamed live on MHAA’s YouTube channel:  https://link.edgepilot.com/s/3a933627/egTBugwf0Eyv2_cu-mzX-w?u=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9wNMp93_Es


    In-Person Information Session  

    MHAA FY25 Grant Workshop (in-person)
    Tuesday, January 9, 2024
    Passages to the Western Potomac Heritage Area 
    More details to come

    MHAA FY25 Grant Workshop (in-person)
    Tuesday, January 16, 2024 
    Baltimore National Heritage Area
    More details to come

    Virtual Q&A Sessions  

    MHAA FY25 Grant Info Session (virtual)
    Thursday, January 4, 2024 · 10:00 – 11:00am
    Video call link: https://link.edgepilot.com/s/9ee79ee2/-laASZkk1EiLtKYLhlj3fQ?u=https://meet.google.com/cch-kpxc-soy
    Or dial: ‪(US) +1 443-776-0832 PIN: ‪136 409 846#

    MHAA FY25 Grant Info Session (virtual)
    Wednesday, January 24, 2024 · 3:00 – 4:00pm
    Video call link: https://link.edgepilot.com/s/079c5fa5/bIEwqY8ul0SdXwtVZQP8nQ?u=https://meet.google.com/pci-qmsm-txo
    Or dial: ‪(US) +1 516-399-7125 PIN: ‪331 230 373#

    MHAA FY25 Grant Info Session (virtual)
    Monday, February 12, 2024 · 12:00 – 1:00pm
    Video call link: https://link.edgepilot.com/s/7771a645/yOfcYh7mikOLgo8DAZ85Xg?u=https://meet.google.com/ksj-sfij-gii
    Or dial: ‪(US) +1 219-281-4721 PIN: ‪874 532 032#



  • Past Projects Photo Gallery

    • CelticFestivalMusicDance-w1920.jpg
      Garrett Celtic Festival - Chautauqua
    • FriendsvTour22-toned---Tim-Jacobsen-w1920.jpg
      Friendsville Interactive History Tour
    • GarrettTrailsMeadowMountainTrailPhaseII-w1440.jpg
      Meadow Mountain Trail - Heritage Phase
    • PhotoDisplayFinal-w1920.jpg
      Visitors Center Photo Display (right)
    • PhotoDisplayFinalLeft-w1920.jpg
      Visitors Center Photo Display (left)
    • CasselmanBrideBicentennial-w1920.jpg
      Casselman Bridge Bicentennial
    • transportationmuseummurals-w1920.jpg
      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
  • 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, Sarah Duck, Garrett County Chamber of Commerce