Press Release - Baltimore Cultural Organizations Get A Boost with More Than 100K in Grants from the BNHA

February 02, 2021


Baltimore, MD - The Baltimore National Heritage Area (BNHA) is proud to announce its FY2021 Small Capital Grant Awards! These awards are made possible by the support of the City of Baltimore’s General Obligation Bond Program to support smaller capital projects that promote heritage tourism.

  • Critical Interior Plaster Renovations (The Peale Center for Baltimore History & Architecture) - $15,000
  • Window Replacement for the 1808 historic windows in the Lower Chapel - (St. Mary's Spiritual Center & Historic Site) $13,137
  • Preservation of The Patterson Marquee (The Creative Alliance) - $15,000
  • Orchard Street Church Conditions Assessment (Greater Baltimore Urban League/Historic Orchard Street Church) - $13,695
  • Repair of the BMI’s Outdoor Pavilion for Events (Baltimore Museum of Art) - $3,700
  • Raising the Roof Critical Repair (Grace Baptist Church) - $15,000
  • The Museum Welcome Center: Historical Facade Restoration (Irish Railroad Workers Museum) - $15,000
  • Main Hall Bathroom Renovation & Public Access (The Lithuanian Hall Association, Inc.)- $10,000

Shauntee Daniels, Executive Director of BNHA, says that the purpose of the Small Capital Grant program is to “provide small, but strategic investments in capital projects at cultural heritage sites to create economic development through heritage tourism.” Daniels continued “This grant program has leveraged an additional $13 in investment for every dollar granted. That’s over $14 million invested within the boundaries of the Baltimore National Heritage Area in the last ten years. We like to call this a small, but a mighty, capital resource for our most significant yet smaller architectural gems in Baltimore.”

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