Mini-Grants

The Heritage Montgomery Mini-Grant Program supports non-profit organizations and local government entities that contribute to preserving, promoting, and interpreting the unique history, culture, and natural areas of the county.

Grants of $500 to $2,500 are awarded annually for programs consistent with Heritage Montgomery’s mission:

– Enhancing Montgomery County’s appeal to travelers who love history and culture
– Encouraging residents and visitors to understand and appreciate the history, culture, and natural areas of the county
– Promoting tourism and economic activity
– Fostering preservation and stewardship of historic buildings and sites
– Providing and encouraging others to provide interpretive and educational programs and services about local heritage
– Implementing, within Montgomery County, the provisions of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority

Grants require a 100% match, at least 50% of which must be cash.  All applicants MUST contact HM Executive Director Sarah Rogers (301-515-0753) to discuss their projects before submitting a Mini-Grant application.


Heritage Montgomery
FY 2017 Mini-Grant Awards

Heritage Montgomery is pleased to announce 11 Awards for a total of $22,270!

  • Historic Takoma, Takoma Park – $2000 for storefront enhancements, exhibit improvements, and brochure development
  • King Barn Dairy MOOseum, Boyds – $2500 to develop a MOOseum Information Management System
  • Montgomery Countryside Alliance, Poolesville – $2500 for the 3rd annual Field & Fiddle Festival
  • Montgomery County Historical Society, Rockville – $2250 for Montgomery County History Day 2017
  • Montgomery County Joint Law Enforcement Museum, Rockville – $500 for equipment for a new law enforcement museum in the Red Brick Courthouse
  • National Capital Trolley Museum, Colesville – $2500 to upgrade the “From Streetcars to Light Rail” interactive exhibit
  • Peerless Rockville, Rockville – $1200 for portable pop-up banners to promote Peerless in the community
  • Sandy Spring Friends Monthly Meeting, Sandy Spring – $2500 for research on the historic 1817 Quaker Meeting House
  • Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring – $2000 to install new flooring for social dance programs
  • Sugarloaf Regional Trails, Barnesville – $1820 for Heritage Days 2017 programming
  • Warren Historic Site Committee, Poolesville/Dickerson – $2500 for restoration of windows in the historic African American church

FY 2018 Mini-Grant Applications will be available by mid-August 2017 with a deadline of mid-September. 

For reference, see FY 2017 application materials:
FY17 Mini-Grant Guidelines
FY17 Mini-Grant Application, Narrative
FY17 Mini-Grant Application, Budget
FY17 Mini-Grant Sample Budget