MHAA Grants

Historic buildings, sites, and districts; distinctive natural landscapes; museums; parks; and other arts and cultural resources located in Certified Heritage Areas (non-profit or local government entities) are eligible to receive Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) grants for capital and non-capital projects.  Grant applicants must be physically located in the county's designated heritage areas, roughly speaking, the Agricultural Reserve, the Sandy Spring area, the City of Rockville, and along the C&O Canal and B&O Railroad Line.  (For specific boundaries, see the HM Management Plan or contact the HM office.) 

Grants range from $5,000 to $50,000 for non-capital projects and $5,000 to $100,000 for capital projects and all require a 75% cash match. 


Grants are submitted to MHAA through the local heritage areas (i.e. Heritage Montgomery) where they are reviewed and ranked prior to final submission to the state. 

  • Intent to Apply online forms due end of January
  • Grants due to Heritage Montgomery: late February/early March
  • HM grant review and feedback: mid March
  • Final grants due to MHAA: early April

For more details, grant guidelines & application forms, visit the Maryland Historical Trust


FY 2016 MHAA Grants

  • Application materials available online at Maryland Historical Trust by January 1, 2015
  • Intent to Apply form due January 31, 2015
  • Applications must be complete and submitted online by Thursday, March 5, 2015 for review by Heritage Montgomery prior to final submission to MHAA.
  • Contact the Heritage Montgomery office (301-515-0753) with any questions about MHAA Grant applications.