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Miller History Fund

The Thomas V. “Mike” Miller Jr. History Fund provides support for projects at historical organizations throughout the state of Maryland. The goal is to build the long-term resiliency and efficacy of museums, historic sites, and other organizations that make up Maryland’s heritage community. The Miller History Fund is made possible by an annually recurring allocation from the state’s Preservation of Cultural Arts Fund. This fund was proposed by late Senate President Emeritus Thomas V. “Mike” Miller in the 2018 legislative session and enacted into law. The Maryland Center for History and Culture named the fund—formerly known as the Pathways Grant Program—in Senator Miller’s honor in 2021.

The Maryland Center for History and Culture administers this grant program as an extension of our mission to educate people of all ages about the rich history and culture of Maryland and the nation.

A historic map of Maryland.

Award Winners

Eligibility and Submission Process

Guidelines and application materials for the FY2022 grant cycle will be made available soon.


important Miller History Fund dates:

More specific deadline dates will be shared as they become available.

  • October 2021: FY2022 guidelines and materials published
  • November 2021: Letters of Intent (LOIs) due
  • December 2021: Full application due
  • February 2022: Award announcements made
  • May 2022: Two-year grant period begins

Have a Question?

Applicant Workshop

What does “capacity-building” mean for my organization? How will applications be ranked and scored? David Belew, Director of Grants & Government Affairs, walks through the FY2021 grant guidelines, LOI, and application in this recorded application workshop.