Smart Growth Maryland is a campaign of Preservation Maryland which advocates for a more environmentally and economically sustainable future that creates opportunities for all Marylanders through better development patterns. A major component of this campaign is focused on implementing smart growth policies at the local level across Maryland.
For the first time since 2009, the Maryland Historical Trust will be awarding $600,000 in grants for rehabilitation, restoration, acquisition, and pre-development projects at historic properties which are listed on or eligible for the Maryland Register of Historic Properties.
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Grant awards are capped at $100,000. Only work, or a discrete phase of work, which is not already underway or completed can be funded. The Trust cannot reimburse projects for work that is already completed. A perpetual preservation easement will be required on all assisted properties. Entities eligible for grant funding include non-profits, local governments, businesses and individuals.
Historic locks at Havre de Grace, restored with capital grant funding.
The grant application will be a two-step process. The first step is an Intent to Apply form that will be available in early November and due January 11, 2018. The next step is a full application form that will be available in January 2018 and due February 15, 2018. Both must be submitted through the Trust’s online application system. Interested organizations must submit an Intent to Apply form in order to submit a full application.
Four workshops for the next grant round will be held around the state. The workshops will cover eligibility, grantee requirements, tips on developing your project, and guidance on filling out the online application.