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BNHA Neighborhood Placemaking Grants (NPG)

Heritage areas work to leverage heritage tourism to bring about economic development. Grant funding is a critical tool to enhance and preserve historic, cultural and natural resources. Numerous institutions within the heritage area have benefited from the various grant programs supported by the city, state, and federal governments. Click below to learn more about the four grant programs available to non-profit organizations with projects located in either the national heritage area boundary or the state heritage boundary.

Neighborhood Placemaking Grant Program

Small, but strategic investments in cultural heritage tourism (non-capital) projects within the heritage area. This highly competitive grant program awards grant amounts ranging from $1,500 - $5,000 with a required match.

The goal of the Neighborhood Placemaking Grant Program is to assist neighborhoods:

With enhancing their quality of life through heritage tourism stewardship;

Become more visitor-friendly and visitor-ready;

Balance community and tourism; and

Increase awareness of the Baltimore National Heritage Area and its resources for neighborhoods.




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