February 4, 2023

Submit Your Idea for a SoMD Heritage Grant

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money stackThe Southern Maryland Heritage Area Consortium (SMHAC) announced that the first step in submitting grant applications for Fiscal Year 2014 has begun and all eligible applicants are encouraged to apply.

These funds are made available to non-profits and government organizations inside the Southern Maryland Heritage Area that seek to promote heritage tourism and economic development. Heritage tourism is defined as traveling to experience the places that authentically represent the stories and people of the past and present – including historic, cultural and natural resources.

The Southern Maryland Heritage Area funds both capital and non-capital projects for sites that support cultural heritage activities across the three counties of Southern Maryland – Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s.

The two levels of grants available are: for Capital Projects funds of up to $100,000 with a one-to-one match provided by applicant; for Non-Capital Projects, Education Projects and/or Archaeological Projects funds of up to $50,000 with a one-to-one match provided by applicant.

Anyone interested in applying MUST submit an Intent to Apply form to the Heritage Area office before the end of the day on January 25th.  Submissions via email are strongly encouraged. To receive the form, send an email with the words “Intent request” in the subject line to: [email protected]

Roz Racanello, the Executive Director of the Heritage Area, noted that she hopes to see many good applications again this year. “We are so honored to have this support to offer our partners and stakeholders here in Southern Maryland,” said Racanello. “We hope to continue to be a source of funds so that visitors as well as residents can enjoy our history and heritage.”

All those who wish to learn more about membership or future grant offerings should contact the Consortium at 301-274-4083, or by email, [email protected].

Additional information about the Southern Maryland Heritage Area is available on the web at: www.DestinationSouthernMaryland.com.

Source: Lexington Park Business and Community Association

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