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BNHA Grant Programs
Heritage areas work to leverage heritage tourism to bring about economic development. Grant funding is a critical tool to enhance and preserve historic, cultural and natural resources. Numerous institutions within the heritage area have benefited from the various grant programs supported by the city, state, and federal governments. Click below to learn more about the four grant programs available to non-profit organizations with projects located in either the national heritage area boundary or the state heritage boundary.
Grant ProgramGrant Cycle Deadlines
Small Capital Grant Program (SCG)
Cycle closed. Cycle opens September 2021. Updated guidelines will be available when the grant cycle opens. Projects must be located within the City of Baltimore.
Neighborhood Placemaking Grants (NPG)
Cycle closed. Cycle opens September 2021. Updated guidelines will be available when the grant cycle opens. Projects must be located within the state heritage area boundary.
Heritage Investment Grant Program (HIG)
Cycle open. Opens April 1, 2021. Closes June 1, 2021. Updated guidelines will be available when the grant cycle opens. Projects must be located within the national heritage area boundary.
Maryland Heritage Areas Authority Grant Program (MHAA)
Cycle closed. Cycle opens January 2022. Projects must be located within the state heritage area boundary.
Grant ProgramApply for a Grant
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Grant ProgramCurrent Grant RecipientsBegin Your Report Via the BNHA Grant Portal
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Grant ProgramNews and Updates
3/9/21 - Seven grantees receive awards to improve the visitor experience in historic neighborhoods.
Press Release - Baltimore Cultural Organizations Get A Boost with More Than 100K in Grants from the BNHA
2/2/21 - In partnership with the City of Baltimore, historic neighborhoods and cultural institutions are now able to make small capital improvements to increase heritage tourism.
9/3/20 - BNHA’s grants review committee awarded $105,000 in grant awards to non-capital projects.
7/29/20 - MHAA awards thirteen Baltimore organizations grants to support heritage tourism projects and activities that draw visitors and expand economic development and tourism-related job creation.