United States: Neighborhood Placemaking Grants (NPG) Program
The Baltimore National Heritage Area (BNHA) has launched a call for proposals for the Neighborhood Placemaking Grants (NPG) Program to provide small, but strategic investments in cultural heritage tourism (non-capital) projects within the heritage area.
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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.
This highly competitive grant program awards $25,000 a year and grant amounts range from $1,500 – $5,000 with a required match.
To be eligible for a Neighborhood Placemaking Grant, applicant organizations must meet each of the following criteria:
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Be located within the state boundary area which includes these neighborhoods;
Be a nonprofit organization, tax-exempt community or neighborhood association in good standing with the State of Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation.
If not a nonprofit organization, the applicant organization agrees to be the fiscal agent responsible for the grant award deliverables (a signed agreement between the fiscal agent and community partner must be uploaded with the full online application).
Be qualified to do business in Maryland; AND
Have the legal capacity and authority to incur obligations involved under the grant program.
For more information, visit https://www.explorebaltimore.org/grants/heritage-neighborhoods-grants