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.

Now Available: Application Materials
for FY20 Mini Grants

FY20 Mini-Grant Guidelines
FY20 Mini-Grant Application Narrative
FY20 Mini-Grant Application Budget
FY20 Sample Budget form

Note that changes to the application process are indicated in red in the Guidelines.

Please contact HM Executive Director Sarah Rogers (301-515-0753) to discuss your project prior to beginning your application.

Applications are due Thursday, September 19 and awards will be announced mid-October.

Congratulations FY 2019 Mini-Grant Awardees!

HM was very pleased to fund all of our Mini-Grant applicants this year and support twelve great projects in the heritage area for a total of $26,600!

B-CC Izaak Walton League of America, Poolesville
… $1100 for Interpretive signs on “native vs. invasive” demonstration plant beds

King Barn Dairy MOOseum, Boyds
… $2500 for the MOO-IMS mapping project, phase 2

The Menare Foundation, Germantown
… $2500 for publication of “The Underground Railroad in Maryland”

Montgomery Countryside Alliance, Poolesville
… $2500 for the 2018 Ride for the Reserve

Montgomery County Food Council, Bethesda
… $2500 for publication of the 2018 Montgomery County Food & Beverage Guide

Montgomery County Historical Society, Rockville
… $2500 for the 2019 Montgomery County History Conference

National Capital Trolley Museum, Colesville
… $1150 for new and replacement museum signage

Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring
… $2500 for phase 1 of landscaping & hardscaping upgrades

Sandy Spring Slave Museum, Sandy Spring
… $1850 for the museum’s Speaker Series: programs & events

Sugarland Ethno-History Project, Poolesville
… $2500 for floor repair & mold abatement at St. Paul

Washington Revels, Silver Spring
… $2500 for interviews & research to develop African American heritage performances
… $2500 for development of African American heritage performance pieces