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. Guidelines and applications are posted on the HM website in mid-August; applications are due in mid-September each year.
All applicants MUST contact HM Executive Director Sarah Rogers (301-515-0753) to discuss their projects before submitting a Mini-Grant application.
FY 2017 Mini-Grant Guidelines and
Application Forms are now available!
Be sure to contact Heritage Montgomery to discuss your project before submitting an application. Mini-Grant Applications are due Thursday, September 22, 2016.
FY 2016 Mini-Grant Awards
Heritage Montgomery is pleased to announce 13 Awards for a total of $22,391!
- Germantown Historical Society, Germantown – $718 for a portable display for use at off-site events
- Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture, Glen Echo – $2000 for Phase 2 of the oral history video project about Glen Echo Park
- Historic Medley District, Poolesville – $1225 or the reclamation and replanting of the Edward L. Stock Arboretum at the John Poole House
- Hyattstown Mill Arts Project, Hyattstown – $748 to purchase and install an outdoor bulletin board at the Mill
- King Barn Dairy MOOseum, Boyds – $2250 for a closed trailer for the MOOseum’s restored 1919 Ford Model T delivery truck
- Montgomery County Historical Society, Rockville – $2000 to help fund Montgomery County History Day
- Montgomery Countryside Alliance, Poolesville – $2250 for equipment and printed materials for screenings of the “Growing Legacy” documentary
- National Capital Trolley Museum, Colesville – $1000 for new museum rack cards
- Peerless Rockville, Rockville – $1200 for equipment, including portable microphones and a projection screen, to be used for programs including Heritage Days
- Pleasant View Historic Association, Gaithersburg – $2250 for the restoration of an historic 1880s Bible
- Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring – $2250 for interior and exterior wayfinding signage
- Sugarloaf Regional Trails, Barnesville – $2250 for a new interpretive brochure, Phase 3 of the Native American Heritage Trail project
- Town of Brookeville – $2250 for gateway/National Register of Historic Places signs at the entrances to town