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
     Forests.
   --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
     events.