Applicant Information Type of Applicant * Upload proof of non-profit status if applicable
Include IRS letter and Articles of Incorporation
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Non-profits must type their organizations' Mission Statement and list the names of their Board of Directors here OR upload documents below.
Upload Mission Statement & Board of Directors List
Required for non-profit applicants
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First Last Contact's Address * Contact's Email * Project Description Brief Project Description *
Describe concisely the project/activities/classes the grant would support. On what would the funds be spent, and how does it relate to heritage tourism? If it is for professional development, be sure to include the organization sponsoring the program.
Consistency & Relevance *
Explain how the project is consistent with or how it supports the mission and goals of the Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area (HCCHA). For the HCCHA Five-Year Action Plan, including mission and goals, go to: http://bit.ly/hccha-plan2018
Key people *
Please list the names of the key people who will conduct the project, event or activities, or who will be participating in the professional development opportunity. Briefly describe their qualifications. Include a resume or list of qualifications for each. (You may upload resumes below. Please save multiple resumes as one file and upload as one document.) If another organization is partnering with you on this project, please indicate.
If you have multiple resumes, please combine them into one or two files to upload here.
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FOR PROJECTS: What is the timeline or schedule for the project? Please be as specific as possible using month and year from grant award to completion. FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: When and where will the professional development opportunity take place?
Below, please describe any products - tangible and intangible (e.g., research report, interpretive signs, marketing materials, docent training, fundraising or grant writing expertise, etc.) that will result from the project. If this project is an event, please describe the expected target audience, the number of people expected to attend and the potential effect on heritage tourism in the county.
Grant Request & Budget Amount of Grant Requested * Amount & sources of cash match *
Please describe the cash match and in-kind sources and provide documentation on cash match sources below (for grants more than $500 - latest bank or financial statement paired with letter of commitment from the organization's leadership, or other record of proof; for grants under $500 - a letter of commitment from the applicant or the applicant’s organizational leadership for the cash match) See mini-grant guidelines for acceptable documentation. If using in-kind volunteer hours, you will need to provide a volunteer log when you submit your reimbursement request.
Upload match documentation *
Proof of cash match can include bank statements. official notifications of other grant awards (not from state of Maryland agencies) or other official documentation (see mini-grant guidelines for acceptable documentation). Proof of in-kind match can include letter of commitment from service providers or donors of materials. Proof of volunteer hours (in the form of a log) is not required now but will be necessary when you submit a final report and request for reimbursement.
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Please list all expenses for the project or professional development opportunity - one item per line. Click the plus (+) sign at the end of each line to add more rows as necessary for each project item (up to 12 items).
Total Project Budget *
Total for Mini-Grant Request column should be the same amount entered for the "Amount of Grant Requested" line at the top of this page.
For projects of $500-$5,000 - Upload letter(s) of support here
Please include at least one letter of support from a partner organization, elected official or other outside party with interest in the project. Letters of support are not required for professional development grants.
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Include optional photos, contracts, preliminary estimates, etc.
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I agree to the requirements outlined in the Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area Grant Application Guidelines.
Important Notes: 1. Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area and Maryland Heritage Areas Authority must be acknowledged in any materials and in any publicity for a project funded by the HCCHA mini-grant. 2. If the grant is for professional development, recipients must provide a summary of their experience within a month following the date of the event. 3. Grant recipients will participate in a Grant Recipient Partnership Seminar in Fall 2023. 4. Grant recipients will prepare a display about their project for the HCCHA awards reception in Fall 2024. 5. If a mini-grant is approved, the recipient must complete a Final Report providing copies of paid invoices and expenditure receipts by the specified completion deadline. 6. Project must be complete and Final Report submitted before mini-grant payment will be processed. The mini-grant payment is made as a reimbursement of the mini-grant portion of project expenditures. 7. See Application Guidelines for important information on grant terms and requirements. I agree to the grant requirements described above. Name of Person Submitting Application *
First Last Email *