Partner Resource

Partners of the Heritage Area are always invited to consult with the staff about grants, management, interpretive planning, and other issues. Drop a line or give us a call for more information or to access our resource library.

 

Disaster Planning 

 

  • Disaster Planning (dPlan) – http://www.dplan.org
  • Cultural Resources Hazard Mitigation Planning – https://mht.maryland.gov/grants_hazardmitigation.shtml
  • Developing a Disaster Preparedness Plan (AAM) – https://www.aam-us.org/docs/default-source/continuum/developing-a-disaster-plan-final.pdf?sfvrsn=4
  • Resources for Historic Properties Impacted by Flooding – http://mht.maryland.gov/floodingresources.shtml
  • Treatement of Flood Damaged Older & Historic Buildings (NTHP) –  http://forum.savingplaces.org/HigherLogic/System/DownloadDocumentFile.ashx?DocumentFileKey=0a57fa53-ebf2-90d5-205e-c1d7e8732ca2

 

Economic Development

  • Maryland Heritage Areas Program 2003 impact report – http://mht.maryland.gov/documents/PDF/MHAA_EconomicImpact_2003.pdf
  • Maryland Heritage Areas: An Investment in Maryland’s Future (Preservation Maryland) – http://preservationmaryland.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/presmd-heritagearea-fy17-1pager.pdf
  • Heritage Areas: A Tool to Help Build Sustainable Communities – http://smartgrowth.org/heritage-areas-tool-help-build-sustainable-communities/
  • Heritage Conservation and the Local Economy –  http://www.globalurban.org/GUDMag08Vol4Iss1/Rypkema.htm
  • Arts and the Economy – http://austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Redevelopment/0901arts_economy_nga.pdf
  • Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation – http://www.pgcedc.com
  • Hyattsville Community Development Corporation – http://www.hyatttsvillecdc.org

 

Funding

  • MHAA Funded Grants & Maryland Milestones Mini-Grants – http://www.anacostiatrails.org/grant-information
  • Prince George’s County Arts and Humanities Council – http://pgahc.org/
  • Prince George’s Couty Historic Property Grants – http://www.pgplanning.org/About-Planning/Our_Divisions/Countywide_Planning/Historic_Preservation/Grants_and_Tax_Credits.htm
  • Maryland Humanities – http://www.mdhumanities.org/
  • Maryland State Arts Council – http://www.msac.org
  • Preservation Maryland’s Heritage Fund – http://www.preservationmaryland.org/programs/heritage-fund-grants/
  • American Battlefield Protection Program, Preserve America, Save America’s Treasures (All accessible via NPS website) – http://www.nps.gov/history/grants.htm
  • National Endowment for the Arts – http://www.nea.gov/
  • National Endowment for the Humanities – htttp://www.neh.gov
  • Conservation Assessment Program (IMLS Grant)
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services – http://www.imls.gov
  • The Foundation Center
  • Fundsnet Online
  • Maryland Museums Association (MMA) Grants
  • Non-Profit Gateway

 

Interpretive Planning

  • The Natioanal Park Service’s Harpers Ferry Center is a “go-to” place for resources related to Interpretive Planning for waysides and exhibits. http://www.nps.gov/hfc/services/
  • A few examples are:
  • Planning for Interpretation and Visitor Experience – https://www.nps.gov/hfc/pdf/ip/interp-visitor-exper.pdf
  • Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail Interpretive Plan – http://starspangledtrail.net/pdfs/Trail%20Planning%20Interpretive%20Plan.pdf
  • Community Interpretive Plans (Freedom’s Way Heritage Area) – http://freedomsway.org/redesign2/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/FWNHA_mgmtplan_AppE_Guidance-for-Community-Interp-Plans.pdf
  • Small Museum Toolkit/Developing Interpretive Plans – http://smallmuseumtoolkit.blogspot.com/2012/11/developing-interpretive-plans.html
  • Sample Interpretive Plan (AASLH) – http://resource.aaslh.org/view/sample-interpretative-plan/
  • National Association for Interpretation Standards and Practices – https://www.interpnet.com/docs/BP-Planning-Jan09.pdf
  • Educating Trail Users: advice for planning interpretive trail signs and exhibits (American Trails article): http://www.americantrails.org/resources/wildlife/Interpretive-trail-signs-exhibits.html
  • Guidelines for Accessible Exhibition Design (Smithsonian) – http://www.si.edu/Accessiblity/SGAED

 

Museum Management

  • American Alliance of Museums Resources – www.aam-us.org/resources
  • American Alliance of Museums Best Practices – www.aam-us.org/resources/ethics-standards-and-best-practices/standards
  • American Association for State and Local History – http://www.aaslh.org
  • Association for Living History, Farm, and Agricultural Museums – http://www.alhfam.org

 

Non-Profit Management

  • Maryland Nonprofits – http://marylandnonprofits.org/NonprofitResources/AboutNonprofitResources.aspx
  • National Council on Nonprofits – https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/tools-resources
  • 501 Commons Tools – https://www.501commons.org/resources/tools-and-best-practices
  • Request for Proposals Template (National Park Service) – http://www.nps.gov/dcsw/upload/DB-RFP-RequestForProposal_Template_8-6-13.doc
  • TechSoup (discount/free IT for nonprofits) – http://www.techsoup.org
  • Tax Information for Charities and Other Non-Profits (IRS) – https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits

Photos/Art

 

Trails & Rivers

  • Cycle Maryland – http://cycle.maryland.gov (includes Bikeways and Recreational Trail grants)
  • Rivers, Trails, & Conservation Assistance Program – http://www.nps.gov/ncrc/programs/rtca/
  • Washington Area Bicycle Association – http://www.wabadc.org

 

Tourism

  • Visit Maryland – http://www.visitmaryland.org
  • Maryland Office of Tourism Development – http://industry.visitmaryland.org/
  • Prince George’s County Conference & Visitors Bureau – http://www.visitprincegeorgescounty.com/
  • Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce – http://www.pgcoc.org
  • University of Maryland Conference & Visitors Services – http://www.cvs.umd.edu
  • Cultural Heritage Tourism (Partners for Livable Communities) – http://www.livable.org/storage/documents/reports/CBC/culturalheritagetourism.pdf
  • National Scenic Byways – http://www.byways.org/