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Allegany County, River Park Project awarded state grant funding

July 14th, 2018 by WCBC Radio

The Hogan administration announced today that 114 matching grants totaling nearly $5 million were awarded to Maryland non-profits, local jurisdictions, and other heritage tourism organizations by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA). These grant funds support heritage tourism projects and activities that draw visitors and increase economic development and tourism-related job creation throughout Maryland. 

“Heritage tourism fosters sustainable economic development and job creation, while making our communities better places to live and work,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “Our administration is proud that this additional funding will allow for a record number of projects to move forward and congratulate Maryland’s Heritage Areas and their tourism partners for their support in changing Maryland for the better.”

For the past three years, approximately $3 million was available annually to fund these projects.  The Hogan administration nearly doubled the funding to $5 million in FY 2019, allowing for a record number of grants to be awarded.

Organizations receiving grant awards include museums, parks, educational organizations, and other entities that steward and celebrate the unique cultural and natural resources located within one of Maryland’s 13 Heritage Areas.

"These Heritage Areas grants encourage private investment in a tourism-related economy that is as unique as the geography of our state," said Planning Secretary Rob McCord. "The Heritage Areas continue to bring an appreciation of Maryland's long history and rich culture to people both inside and outside of our state."


Allegany County

Total Awarded: $217,850

Allegany Museum

Frontier Trail: Cumberland's Heritage Festival


Canal Place Preservation & Development Authority

Cumberland River Park


Canal Place Preservation & Development Authority

FY 2019 Management Grant


Canal Place Preservation & Development Authority

FY 2019 Block Grant


County Commissioners of Allegany County

FY 2019 Marketing Grant


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