Mini Grants

The Heritage Montgomery Mini-Grant Program supports groups in the county that contribute to interpreting, promoting, preserving, researching and/or supporting our historical legacy.  This program funds projects that encourage heritage activities with grants of up to $2,500.  Available to non-profit organizations and government entities. HM Mini-Grant application forms are posted here annually during the month of August.  Applications are due in mid September for projects to be completed by June 30 of the following year.  Awards are announced in mid October.  Occasionally a second grant round is held in the spring.
FY 2016 Mini-Grant Guidelines and Application Forms are now available!  Application Deadline:  Thursday, September 24, 4pm
FY16 Mini-Grant Application - call or email HM and we will email you an application as a Word document that you can complete on your computer.

FY 2015 Mini-Grant Recipients


Boyds Historical Society, Boyds – $750 to reprint Boyds History brochure


City of Gaithersburg (Gaithersburg Community Museum), Gaithersburg – $2,500 to upgrade the historic general store, bank and schoolroom interpretive exhibits at the museum


Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, Glen Echo – $1,250 to begin an oral history video project covering the park's history from the 1930s to the 1970s


Historic Medley District, Poolesville – $2,500 for an interpretive sign at the Old Town Hall Bank Museum


King Barn Dairy MOOseum, Boyds –  $2,500 for restoration of a Ford Model T dairy delivery truck


Montgomery County Forestry Conservatory Board, $1,250 to print Montgomery County Register of Champion Trees 2015 booklet and post it online


Montgomery County Historical Society, Rockville - $1,900 for the annual Montgomery County History Conference


Montgomery Parks Foundation, Silver Spring - $1,250 for Maryland Emancipation Day 2014 program


National Capital Trolley Museum, Colesville – $1920 to develop three mobile exhibits and install sign at entrance


Peerless Rockville – $2500 to produce an historic Rockville wayfinding brochure


The Quince Orchard Project, Gaithersburg – $2,500 for museum design, development and displays in the former Quince Orchard Colored School


Sugarloaf Regional Trails, Barnesville – $2,500 for Phase II of Native American trail development and Heritage Days 2015 program