MHAA Grants

Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) offers grant opportunities to organizations in Montgomery County’s heritage area. Historic buildings, sites, and districts; distinctive natural landscapes; museums; parks; and other arts and cultural resources located in Certified Heritage Areas (non-profit or local government entities) are eligible to receive MHAA grants for capital and non-capital projects.

Grant applicants must be physically located in the county’s designated heritage areas, roughly speaking, the Agricultural Reserve, the Sandy Spring area, the City of Rockville, and along the C&O Canal and B&O Railroad Line.  (For specific boundaries, see the HM Management Plan and Boundary Amendments on our Planning Documents page or contact the HM office.)

Grants range from $5,000 to $50,000 for Non-Capital Projects (such as planning, interpretation, and programs) and $5,000 to $100,000 for Capital Projects (including acquisition, rehabilitation, and restoration) and all require a one to one match of non state support.

Grants are submitted to MHAA online through the local heritage areas (i.e. Heritage Montgomery) where they are reviewed and ranked prior to final submission to the State.  All prospective proposals must be discussed with the HM Executive Director prior to beginning the application process and will be reviewed prior to final submission.

FY 2024 MHAA Grant Applications

Intent to Apply forms for FY 2024 MHAA grants are now available on the Maryland Historical Trust website and are due by 11:59pm on January 31st, 2023.  Please be sure to discuss your project with HM before completing and submitting an Intent to Apply ( or (410) 533-5123).

Completed online Application forms will be due in early March, when they will be reviewed by HM prior to final submission to MHAA.

More information on all application materials can be found at:

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