By Preservation Maryland
With final approval of the Maryland state budget, grant funding for historic preservation will see its first appropriation in nearly a decade.
Act Now: Our annual Maryland History Advocacy Day just happened on February 7, 2017. If you missed the event, be sure to read the recap and find out how you can help advocate for Maryland history now. More information.
The following advocacy issues represent our current portfolio of active efforts. Each issue presents itself with an opportunity to get involved – and each urgently requires donor support to make them a success.
Main Street Maryland’s traditional downtown economic and cultural districts are the cornerstones of local communities throughout the State of Maryland.
Promoting and enhancing the history of Maryland is a big job – and one that fuels one of the state’s most important industries: Heritage Tourism.
Thanks to this program, nearly all Marylanders are just 15 minutes away from a state, local park or public open space.
Several key state agencies are charged with protecting Maryland’s history – a job that requires adequate resources.
All across the state, local governments have realized the value of a well-preserved community and many offer lucrative programs to assist with rehab efforts.
State funding for preservation benefits all Marylanders – and has saved historic resources from Oakland to Ocean City.
In Maryland, tax credits for rehab projects have saved thousands of historic buildings statewide and created billions in state revenue.