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.

FY17 Mini-Grant Guidelines

FY17 Mini-Grant Application, Narrative

FY17 Mini-Grant Application, Budget

FY17 Mini-Grant Sample Budget

Heritage Montgomery
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