The Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area invites non-profit organizations and municipalities to apply to its Mini-Grant program. These small, matching grants support events and projects that are designed to stimulate heritage tourism by preserving and promoting Dorchester’s history, culture, and natural resources.
Organizations may apply for mini-grants between. All mini-grants require an in-hand match. Capital projects are not eligible. Applications are due at the Dorchester County Visitor Center, 2 Rose Hill Place, Cambridge, MD 21613, no later than August 8, at 5pm.
In the past, Heritage Area mini-grants have helped fund a wide variety of projects and events including: Dorchester County Historical Society’s Great Eastern Shore Tomato Festival, the Nause Waiwash’s Native American Festival, the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Conference, Dorchester County Library’s John Barth interpretive sign, as well as research, rack cards, and brochures for a variety of organizations.
Interested applicants are welcome to call Heritage Area staff at 410-228-1000 or to come by the Visitor Center to ask questions about their grant projects. Assistance will be available to applicants until the August 8, due date.
To request an application and guidelines or to learn more about the program, contact Ceres@TourDorchester.org or 410-228-1000. Find out more in the Heritage Partners section of this website. Click on the “HCCHA Mini-Grants” tab.