2018-2019 Heritage Community Grants Awards Announced

The Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area announced the award of 17 grants totaling $157,418.18 to help support projects that are focused on the mission of the MGCNHA across the state’s six southernmost counties of Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, George, Stone and Pearl River. 
A detailed description of all grant awards can be found at msgulfcoastheritage.ms.gov/2018-Heritage-Community-Grants.
A highlight of the selected awards include:
  • Hancock County Tourism Development will provide a history and heritage tour guide for support of the Hancock County Visitor Center, museums and walking tours. 
  • 100 Men Hall will reconnect locals to the hall and further strengthen the relationship of the community, the music legends and the building, as well as furnish an on-site cottage to accommodate musicians to hone their craft.
  • Biloxi Cruise Company, a Gulf Coast Outpost business, will create a package that promotes several attractions, museums and covers multi-counties that will incentivize travel to the area during the off-season.
  • Hancock County Chamber of Commerce will provide non-traditional visitor “touch points” through “visitor center lounges” to serve as information, referral and relaxation centers.
  • Lynn Meadows Discovery Center will create “Story Walk on the Green.” This fun, educational activity places the pages from a children’s story along the sidewalks at LMDC. The pages will form a full children’s story. 
  • Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain will expand the Old Fort Bayou Blueway by creating and installing a trail that will extend from the existing trail at Hanley Road in Ocean Springs, to a future kayak launch at the Inlet project. 
  • Disability Connection will create a “Celebrate our Waterways” video that can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities.
  • Alice Moseley Folk Art and Antique Museum will build a functional classroom that will teach children about the arts, hold events for children and increase educational materials that will explain the history of Miss Alice and her art.
  • The University of Southern Mississippi’s Marine Education Center will develop a Bayhead Bridge Primitive Trail, install signage and create outdoor learning areas across a suspension bridge. 
  • Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church will construct a Heritage Brick Walkway which will capture the historical events of the church and the heritage of its people and their contributions to the church. 
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin