For communities and organizations that work to preserve, restore heritage resources, sponsor events or projects that support these themes, the Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area provides technical support to apply for grants and/or to advance their efforts. In addition, the heritage area itself implements projects and programs to improve its historical and cultural destinations.

strategic plan

In 2018, the Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area updated and revised the heritage area’s five-year master plan to leverage and strengthen Dorchester’s heritage, cultural and tourism economy. The Strategic Plan serves as a guide for the Board’s and for the County’s priorities, actions and resources beginning in FY 2019. The Strategic Plan outlines four overarching goals, each with a series of objectives and action steps. The four goals are:

  1. Enhance Visitor Resources
  2. Raise Visibility
  3. Strive for Compatible Economic Development
  4. Practice Stewardship

To read the full plan, with its detailed objectives and action steps, click here.

grants & mini-grants

links & information