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ELLICOTT CITY, MD—The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) announced matching grants totaling $195,471 for Patapsco Valley Heritage Area (PVHA) non-profits. The grant funds support heritage tourism projects and activities that draw visitors and expand economic development and tourism-related opportunities in the Patapsco Valley. The Hogan administration announced that 107 matching grants totaling $5.1 million were awarded to Maryland nonprofits, local jurisdictions, and other heritage tourism organizations by MHAA. These FY23 funds support heritage tourism projects and activities that draw visitors and expand economic development and tourism-related job creation throughout Maryland.
Funded projects in the Patapsco Valley Heritage Area include:
- Ellicott City Historic District Partnership, “EC Stronger: Historic Main Street Visitor Experience” – $17,099
- Friends of Patapsco Valley State Park, “Signage, Parking, Wayfinding for the OEC Connector” – $16,999
- Howard County Conservancy, “Conservancy Trail Signage & Wayfinding – Final Phase” – $18,000
- Howard County Lynching Truth & Reconciliation, Inc., “Early Black History of Ellicott’s Mills” -$6,373
In addition, Patapsco Heritage Greenway (PHG) received a management grant for $100,000, a block grant for $25,000, and a marketing grant for $12,000. PHG’s management grant supports organizational operations and staffing. The marketing grant will help promote and highlight heritage tourism opportunities for visitors to the PVHA. All funds from the block grant will be used to support mini-grants to PVHA partners and stakeholders. The application window for mini-grants will open later this summer.
For more information about Patapsco Heritage Greenway visit www.patapsco.org