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.

Application Materials for FY19 Mini Grants

Application materials for FY 2019 Heritage Montgomery Mini Grants will be available in August 2018 with applications due in mid-September. For your information FY 2018 materials are available below.

FY18 Mini-Grant Guidelines
FY18 Mini-Grant Application, Narrative
FY18 Mini-Grant Application, Budget
FY18 Mini-Grant Sample Budget

Heritage Montgomery
FY 2018 Mini-Grant Awards

Heritage Montgomery is pleased to fund 13 projects this year for a total of $30,000.

Audubon Naturalist Society (Chevy Chase)
$2500 … for a video on the history of land use at Woodend Nature Sanctuary

C&O Canal Association (Rockville)
$2500 … for wayside exhibits on historic African American CCC camps

Friends of Seneca Creek State Park (Gaithersburg)
$2500 … to create interpretive signage at Black Rock Mill

Glen Echo Park Partnership (Glen Echo)
$900 … for visitor brochures, a program banner, and welcome signs

King Barn Dairy Museum (Boyds)
$2500 … to develop a web-based application documenting dairy farms in Montgomery County

Montgomery Countryside Alliance (Poolesville)
$2500 … to create an interpretive panel at White’s Ferry

Montgomery County Historical Society (Rockville)
$1600 … in support of the Montgomery County History Conference

Montgomery County Public Schools 
$2500 … in support of Montgomery County History Day

Montgomery Preservation, Inc. (Rockville)
$2500 … to update the Montgomery County Cemetery Inventory

Pleasant View Historic Association (Gaithersburg)
$2500 … to develop three interpretive panels at Pleasant View Historic Site

Sandy Spring Museum (Sandy Spring)
$2500 … to print the museum’s Winter and Spring 2018 program guides

Town of Brookeville 
$2500 … for site improvement at the Brookeville One-Room Schoolhouse

Warren Historic Site (Dickerson)
$2500 … for window frame & sill replacement in the historic church