Garrett County Heritage Area Grants Awarded
Last Updated on Jul 21, 2016 at 8:54am | Tourism & Recreation
The Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area was awarded five grants by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority as part of $2.7 million in funding for Maryland nonprofit organizations, local jurisdictions and tourism groups.
“We had such a variety of great applications from throughout our heritage area this year and we are so pleased to have five projects awarded in another round of tough competition. Garrett County received a total award of $229,598. These grants will allow the recipients to create new resources and expand awareness of heritage here in Garrett County,” said Jen Durben, Heritage Area and Groups director.
Projects funded were:
--Town of Friendsville, $14,279, Friendsville Interactive Historical Walking Tour and historical tour website.
--Garrett County, $80,000, Meadow Mountain Trail heritage phase.
--Department of Natural Resources Forest Service, $20,079, Visitation and Economics of Recreation/Tourism in Western Maryland State
--Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area, $100,000, management services.
--Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area, $15,240, brand awareness marketing campaigns and milestone celebration