Maryland Historical Trust accepting grant applicationsThe...

News Digest

October 04, 1998

Maryland Historical Trust accepting grant applications

The Maryland Historical Trust , an agency of the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, is accepting applications through the Historical and Cultural Museum Assistance Program for heritage museum development grants, heritage museum mini grants and heritage museum consultant grants. Approximately $1.1 million will be available.

Nonprofit organizations and local jurisdictions are eligible to apply. Heritage museum development grants range from $5,000 to $40,000 and are designed to strengthen heritage museums as tourism destinations and to strengthen museum consortiums. Heritage museum mini grants range from $500 to $5,000 and are designed to help strengthen the professionalism of Maryland's heritage museums. Heritage museum consultant grants are available for up to $650 for professional technical assistance.

The deadline for application cover sheets for museum development and mini grants is Dec. 11; the deadline for the full application is March 5 . Grant awards will be announced by July 1. Applications for heritage museum consultant grants may be submitted throughout the year.

Matching funds are not required, but applicants who provide at least a 50/50 match will be more competitive in the grant selection process.

Each application is ranked and evaluated based on the significance of the museum resource, project merits, local government contributions, the financial and administrative capabilities of the applicant, statewide geographic distribution and the impact the project is expected to have on museum quality and enhanced programming, increased tourism, museum attendance, museum self-sufficiency and museum professional development.

Information: 410-514-7622 or by e-mail at merrildhcd.state.md.us. You may also write to the Maryland Historical Trust at Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, 100 Community Place, Crownsville, 21032-2023. Applications are also available on the Internet a http: //www2.ari.net.mdshpo/mht-ftp.html or at http: //www.dhcd.state.md.us.

'Evening of Elegance' on tap at AACC

Anne Arundel Community College Foundation Inc. invites county residents to "An Evening of Extraordinary Elegance" at 6: 30 p.m. Oct. 24, Florestano Building, West Campus Drive.

The $100-a-person gala will celebrate the college, honor philanthropist Creston G. Tate and benefit the foundation scholarship fund for AACC students. Honorary Chairman Warren B. Duckett Jr., President Martha A. Smith and the foundation board of directors will be the hosts. Black tie is optional.

Ken's Creative Kitchen of Annapolis will cater the four-course dinner, and Bittersweet will provide music.

Tables for 10 or more guests are available.

Information: 410-541-2515.

Conflict resolution training to be offered

Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center has scheduled two community mediation training sessions that are open to anyone interested in learning mediation and conflict resolution skills.

The 20-hour training sessions are scheduled Oct. 15, 17, 18 and 22 (Basic I) and Nov. 5, 7, 8, and 12 (Basic Plus).

All training will take place at Anne Arundel Community College. Each course costs $200, which includes a training manual, lunch and snacks. Preregistration saves $50. Financial assistance and payment plans are available. Information: 410-266-9033.

Children's program seeks volunteers

The YWCA West County Family Support Center in Odenton is seeking volunteers to assist in the Child Development Center, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Information: 410-551-2411.

Pub Date: 10/04/98

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