Maryland Historical Trust Announces availability of Historic Preservation Capital Grants

November 3, 2017
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Maryland Historical Trust

Program to Fund $600,000 in Preservation Projects in FY 2018

CROWNSVILLE, MD (November 3, 2017)

The Maryland Historical Trust announces the availability of $600,000 in grants for historic preservation projects through its Capital Grant Program. The goal of the program is to promote the preservation of properties that are listed on or eligible for listing on the Maryland Register, either individually or as a contributing structure within a district. Grants up to $100,000 will be available for acquisition, restoration, and rehabilitation projects of eligible properties; predevelopment costs can also be funded for some projects.

The application will be a two-step process: an Intent to Apply and a full application. The Intent to Apply will be available in early November; the deadline will be January 11, 2018. The full application will be released in January 2018; the deadline will be February 15, 2018. Only applicants who have submitted an Intent to Apply will be able to submit an application. Both the Intent to Apply and subsequent, separate application must be submitted through the Maryland Historical Trust’s online grant application portal. Guidelines, eligibility information, workshop details, and the link to the online portal will be available in early November at the Maryland Historical Trust’s website: mht.maryland.gov/grants_capital.shtml.

Workshops will be held in November. RSVP for the workshop of your choice by calling Kathy Monday at 410-697-9575. More details are available at the above website.

– 11/13 Upper Marlboro: St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church – 2:00-4:00 pm

– 11/15 Cumberland: Allegany Museum – 1:30-3:30 pm

– 11/28 Baltimore: Sheppard Pratt Health System (Towson Campus) – 1:30-3:30 pm

– 11/30 Cambridge: Dorchester Center for the Arts – 1:30-3:30 pm

The Maryland Historical Trust is an agency of the Maryland Department of Planning. The Trust was formed in 1961 to assist the people of Maryland in identifying, studying, evaluating, preserving, protecting, and interpreting the state’s significant prehistoric and historic districts, sites, structures, cultural landscapes, heritage areas, cultural objects and artifacts, as well as less tangible human and community traditions. Through research, conservation and education, MHT assists the people of Maryland in understanding their historical and cultural heritage.

For more information about the grant program, please contact Charlotte Lake, Ph.D. (MHT) at 410- 697-9559 or charlotte.lake@maryland.gov.

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