Stakeholders are current and potential partners of the Heritage Area, mostly nonprofit organizations and local or federal government units. These organizations may apply for HCWHA Mini-Grants ($500 to $2,500) and MHAA Project Grants (up to $50,000 for non-capital projects and up to $100,000 for capital projects) for projects that take place within the boundaries of the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area. We also collaborate with partners to plan programs throughout the Heritage Area, and to promote events at museums, historic sites, parks, and Main Streets. See lists of previous grantees in Carroll, Frederick, and Washington Counties.

Exploring Engagement Series

HCWHA recently launched Exploring Engagement, a quarterly series of free workshops for interpreters, educators, and other staff/volunteers at area museums and historic sites. The hashtag for the workshop series is #ExploringEngagement. Have an idea for a topic you'd like to explore? Let us know!

Next workshop: TBD

Past workshops:

Ongoing Opportunities for Stakeholders

Sign up for the Mason-Dixon Dispatch, our e-newsletter at the bottom of the page to receive information about technical assistance, funding, and professional development opportunities through the Heritage Area.

Interested in hosting a public program in the Heritage Area? We are now accepting proposals for programs at the Newcomer House at Antietam National Battlefield on a rolling basis.