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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. New grant cycle will open in mid-September 2023 and close mid-November 2023. Awarded funds available in February, 2024 (50% of award). Please be sure your project is within the heritage boundary. See map below.
Neighborhood Placemaking Grants (NPG)
Cycle closed. New grant cycle will open in mid-September 2023 and close mid-December 2023. Awarded funds available in February, 2024 (50% of award). Please be sure your project is within the heritage boundary. See map below.
Heritage Investment Grant Program (HIG)
Cycle open. April 1, 2023 and application closes June 1, 2023. Awarded funds available in September, 2023 (50% of award). Please be sure your project is within the heritage boundary. See map below.
Maryland Heritage Areas Authority Grant Program (MHAA)
Cycle closed. New grant cycle for FY25 will open January 2024. Please be sure your project is within the heritage boundary. See map below.
Grant ProgramApply for a Grant
Select a Grant below to learn more
Grant ProgramCurrent Grant RecipientsBegin Your Report Via the BNHA Grant Portal
Click on the link below to download a form if needed for report.
Request for Disbursement (Heritage Investment Grant)
Request for Disbursement (Small Capital Grant)
Request for Disbursement (Neighborhood Placemaking Grant)
Staff Time Record (All Grants)
Volunteer Contributed Record (All Grants)
Expense Tracking Form (Optional tool for tracking expenses while spending down the grant)
Final Report Budget Form (Heritage Investment Grant)
Final Report Budget Form (Small Capital Grant)
Final Report Budget Form (Neighborhood Placemaking Grant - Revised)
Baltimore City Parks and Recreation Permission Form (If Applicable)
Grant ProgramNews and Updates
Press Release: Neighborhood Placemaking Grant Winners 2021
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.
Celebrating Our Heritage Investment Grant Winners 2020
9/3/20 - BNHA’s grants review committee awarded $105,000 in grant awards to non-capital projects.
Baltimore Heritage Area Has 13 MHAA FY21 Grant Winners
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.