BNHA Heritage Area Awards Nearly $30,000 in Grant Funding to Support Historic Neighborhoods

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Baltimore, MD — The Baltimore National Heritage Area (BNHA) is pleased to announce the seven grantees of the 2020 Neighborhood Placemaking Grant (NPG) program. Now in its second-year, recipient neighborhoods for this community grant program include:

  • Highlandtown/Canton – Southeast Community Development (Highlandtown Artwalk)
  • Highlandtwon-Creative Alliance (Great Halloween Parade and Festival)
  • Johnstone Square – Sixth Branch, Inc  (Johnstone Square Greenway and Heritage Project)
  • Hollins Market – Lithuanian Hall (Windmills International Dance Festival 2020)
  • Druid Heights – Druid Heights Community Development Corporation (Promoting Druid Heights Legends Along Historic Druid Hill Avenue)
  • Carroll Park –Civic Works, Inc. (Carroll Park Fruit Tree Stewardship)
  • Waverly – Waverly Main Street (Charm City Night Market)

For the second cycle of the NPG program, $29,945 was made available to support projects such as the Carroll Park Fruit Tree Stewardship in Carrol Park, the Johnstone Square Greenway and Heritage Project in Johnstone Square, the 2020 Windmills Dance Festival in Hollins Market, and the Promotion of Druid Heights Legends Along Historic Druid Hill Avenue in Druid Heights. 

The Neighborhood Placemaking Grant program is made possible thanks to generous funding from a Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) Block Grant and a Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Operating Assistance Grant.

The Baltimore National Heritage Area also manages the MHAA Grant Program that funds capital, and non-capital projects within the heritage area. BNHA is currently accepting Letters of Intent until January 31, 2020. Applications must be submitted on the MHAA Portal no later than March 6, 2020 by 11:59 am.  Visit www.explorebaltimore.org/grant... for more information on grant recipients and the heritage area’s grant programs.