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Baltimore National Heritage Area Distributes Over $200K to 21 Organizations

Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, Baltimore City, and Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Funds Seek to Bolster Heritage Tourism, Ensure Safety in Baltimore


Baltimore, MD (February 9, 2024) — Today, the Baltimore National Heritage Area (BNHA) announced this year’s grant recipients of more than $200,000 awarded through three grant programs: the Baltimore Small Capital Grant, the original Neighborhood Placemaking Grant, and a special Safety and Security Neighborhood Placemaking Grant.


The Small Capital Grant Program makes small yet strategic investments in heritage tourism resources within Baltimore City through funds from Baltimore City voter-approved bonds. This initiative aims to fund various programs and activities that advance heritage tourism within Baltimore. Since 2004, this program has awarded more than $1.5 million to 158 projects.

Launched in 2018, the Neighborhood Placemaking Grant program is a funding source designed to supply investments in cultural heritage tourism projects within the heritage area. This highly competitive grant program awards funds ranging from $1,500 to $5,000 with a required match. The program seeks to fund programs that provide a more visitor-friendly and visitor-ready environment, balance community and tourism, increase awareness of the Baltimore National Heritage Area and its resources for neighborhoods, and enhance the quality of life through heritage tourism stewardship in Baltimore’s heritage areas.

This year, BNHA received $25,000 in additional funds through a Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Grant to advance neighborhood safety and greening projects.


Grant recipients include museums, parks, historic sites, churches, community organizations, and other entities that steward and celebrate the unique cultural and natural resources within the Baltimore National Heritage Area. For the Fiscal Year 2024 grant cycle, a total of $201,768 was awarded to qualified nonprofits for projects, operational support, and other projects.


“This year, we were able to bring another $200,000 to neighborhoods and organizations seeking to preserve Baltimore heritage, attract visitors, ensure safety and security, and enhance the quality of life in the city,” said Shauntee Daniels, executive director of BNHA. “BNHA remains proud of the funds we can award to the community to further their efforts.”


The Small Capital Grant Program recipient organizations, projects, and funding amounts include:



Organization

Funded Project

Award Amount

Pride Of Baltimore II

2024 Dry Docking

$20,000

Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts Bromo Arts Tower

Capital Campaign

$20,000

Downtown Sailing Center

Inclusive Sailing Initiative

$20,000

Friends Of President Station

Restoration of the Caboose

$15,218

Waterfront Partnership

Baltimore Blueway, Inner Harbor

$20,000

Poe Baltimore Edgar Allan

Poe Homes Adaptive Housing Re-use

$20,000

Midtown Community Fund

Trenton Street Alley Project

$20,000

Mt. Clare Historic House Museum

Repair Crumbled Steps

$15,000


The original Maryland Heritage Areas Authority Neighborhood Placemaking Grant recipient organizations, projects, and funding amounts include:


Organization

Funded Project

Award Amount

Friends of Herring Run Parks, Inc.

Share your Heritage Festival in Herring Run Parks

$4,550

The Committee of The Presbyterian Church

The City of Baltimore Cultural Walk Banners First & Franklin

$1,500

Fell’s Point Main Street, Inc.

Fell’s Point Main Street Self-Guided Walking Tour

$5,000

Charles Street Development

Charles Street Promenade 2024

$2,500

Greater Baybrook Alliance

Baybrook Creative Placemaking Outreach

$1,500

Fractured Atlas

Baltimore Reservation Project

$5,000


The special Safety and Security Neighborhood Placemaking Grant Award recipient organizations, projects, and funding amounts include:


Organization

Funded Project

Award Amount

Poe Baltimore Inc.

Poe House External Video Monitoring

$5,000

Mount Clare Historic House Museum

We see you! Don’t Break Our Windows, Please!

$3,000

The Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture, Inc.

Security enhancements at The Peale

$5,000

Greater Remington

Improvement Association Remington Greening Project

$5,000

Baltimore Green Justice Workers Cooperative (BGJWC) Baltimore Green Jobs Academy

Horticulture Apprenticeship

$5,000

City of Abraham Church and Ministries, Inc.

Safe and Secure: City of Abraham Church and Ministries

$3,500

Midtown Community Benefits District Alleys

Alleys to Assets Community Art Support

$5,000