FrostburgFirst is delighted to share that we have received a grant from the Maryland Humanities in the amount of $10,000 for operational assistance! Funding for this grant has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and Maryland Humanities as part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) and the NEH Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) initiative. These funds will help FrostburgFirst sustain operations and continue our programs into 2022. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, our organization relies on grant funding, support from the City of Frostburg, and investment from the community and local businesses to maintain operations. While grant funding is often readily available for specific projects like the upcoming Gateway Public Art Project, sourcing funding that can be directly applied to rent, salary expenses, and other operational expenses is extremely difficult. This generous grant award from Maryland Humanities and the NEH is a key element to FrostburgFirst’s success in the coming year.

FrostburgFirst is a nationally accredited and designated Maryland Main Street Program, a designated Maryland Arts & Entertainment District, and Keep America Beautiful affiliate. We are an economic development and revitalization organization formed and operated exclusively for the purpose of promoting and advancing downtown Frostburg, a college town in Western Maryland. Specifically, FrostburgFirst engages the community, enhances streetscape aesthetics, supports and promotes small businesses, and organizes programs and events to make Frostburg a wonderful place to live, work, and visit.