Maryland heritage areas & agencies to get $5 million in grant funds
CROWNSVILLE, Md. (WBFF) - Maryland heritage areas and agencies are set to get $5 million in grants, announced Gov. Larry Hogan's administration Friday.
The funding will support "heritage tourism projects and activities that draw visitors and increase economic development and tourism-related job creation throughout Maryland."
Hogan's administration announced that 114 matching grants totaling nearly $5 million were awarded to state nonprofits, local jurisdictions and other heritage tourism organizations.
About $3 million annually has gone toward these projects for the past three years; Hogan's administration raised it to $5 million in Fiscal Year 2019.
“Heritage tourism fosters sustainable economic development and job creation, while making our communities better places to live and work,” said Hogan in a statement.