MdHS Pathways Grant Program

Welcome to the home page for the MdHS Pathways Grant Program. This competitive grant program will provide support for projects at historical organizations throughout the State of Maryland.

The overarching goal of MdHS Pathways is to build the long-term resiliency and efficacy of the existing museums, historic sites, and other organizations that make up Maryland’s heritage community. MdHS Pathways is made possible by an annually recurring allocation to MdHS from the state’s Preservation of Cultural Arts Fund. This fund was proposed by Senate President Thomas V. "Mike" Miller in the 2018 legislative session and enacted into law. MdHS is administering this grant program as an extension of its mission to educate people of all ages about the rich history and culture of Maryland and the nation.

Please review the links below to learn more about eligibility and the submission process:

  • Guidelines for the FY2020 grant cycle are available here.
  • Sign up for our MdHS Pathways email list to get all relevant updates. 
  • All applications must be received online via the Submittable platform. Click here to set up a Submittable account and access the Letter of Intent (LOI). You must submit an LOI to access the full application.
  • Click here to download a blank full application. Please note that this is for planning purposes only and all submissions must be made via the Submittable platform.
  • Click here to download a copy of the required budget sheet for the full application.

Important MdHS Pathways Dates:

  • Friday, November 22, 2019: Mandatory Letter of Intent (LOI) due;
  • Friday, December 13, 2019: Full FY2020 application due;
  • March 2020: Award announcements;
  • May 1, 2020: Beginning of FY2020 Grant Period. Applicants will have until May 1, 2022 to complete their proposed scope of work and expend all grant funds.

Have questions? Email grants@mdhs.org and we will respond to your message as soon as possible.

MdHS Pathways Workshops

What does “capacity-building” mean for my organization? How will applications be ranked and scored? We will answer these questions and more at a series of applicant workshops for the MdHS Pathways Grant Program. Join us for a one hour session which  will include an application walk-through, a question and answer session, and other learning opportunities that will help you submit a strong application.

Attendance at an MdHS Pathways workshop is  strongly encouraged but not required in order to submit an application. If you are unable to attend in-person, we will be holding an online webinar on Tuesday, November 5th. Information on accessing the online webinar will be received upon event registration.